Prince (1958 – 2016)
“For people who don’t understand why others mourn the death of artists,
You need to understand that these people
have been a shoulder to cry on.
They’ve been family, friends, leaders, teachers and role models.
Many have taught us what we need to know
and what to do when times get rough.
They’ve helped us to move on.
They’ve pushed us out of bed.
They’ve helped us to live when nobody else had the time to.
Artists have inspired us in endless ways
and have been with us through stages in our lives.
We’ve made memories with them.
So when they die, a part of us dies.”