“I just pray Prince wasn’t cognizant, even for a mite of a moment, that he was dying alone in a nondescript elevator, in a Wonder Bread suburb of the city that was one day too late in telling him we loved him as much as he loved Minneapolis,” the “Purple Rain” singer’s confidante Neal Karlen recently told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Prince performing in March 2005.
“Because there’s one thing I’m positive I know about Prince. After knowing him in forever alternating cycles of greater, lesser and sometimes not-at-all friendship over the last 31 years: His biggest and perhaps only fear was dying alone,” Karlen continued.
Prince was sadly found dead at age 57 in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on Thursday, April 21.