June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
Yes, I’m afraid it’s true. Moments after my loot crate arrived with the much-anticipated ‘Bowie as Labyrinth’s Jareth’ tee in a suspiciously purple palette, KCRW announced that Prince had been found dead at his Paisley Park compound in St. Paul. He was just 57 years old. I guess this is what it sounds like when Doves cry. This stupid, awful year has claimed yet another of Your Girl In Music’s childhood icons. I met Prince when I worked at the agency, and am so glad I got to see him in some of our cities more intimate venues while he was still with us. Prince. F*cking Prince. 2016, I am so done with you.