The world was stunned last Thursday by the unexpected death of Prince Rogers Nelson, known to the world simply as Prince. Prince was a legendary musician, whose records crossed all boundaries of style and genre. He was widely considered one of the best guitarists who ever lived. He was equally unparalleled as a singer, songwriter, and live performer.
But he was also a visual icon. In his music videos, live concerts, and movies like Purple Rain, his flair for style and unique androgynous look caught the eye of fans regardless of gender or sexuality. Upon his death, people praised his music of course, but there were also discussions about him as a role model who showed that there was no right way to be a man. Prince was an inspiration to everyone who refused to be bound in by labels and social roles.
There's a spot in Red Wing, like in most towns, where people can paint a tribute, a message, or a slogan. They can congratulate graduates, love on their team, or even profess their love. But Prince? That was too much for one Red Wing resident.
Chanhassen, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Carver County Sheriff’s Department released a statement Thursday afternoon concerning the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous citizens.