This is devastating.
Prince tragically lost his life at age 57 on April 21 — and now his friend, Neal Karlen, is sharing more heartbreaking details about the music icon's death.
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"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," he wrote in a piece for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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"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."
The two were in close contact while Neal worked as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and The New York Times. "These are the first words I’ve written about Prince since back in the day. Until now I kept a promise to myself that I wouldn’t write about him anymore, and I think he understood," he continued.
Read the rest of Neal's tribute here. An autopsy of the singer's body was completed on April 22, but the results have yet to be made public.
Our continued thoughts are with Prince's fans and loved ones.