President Obama Salutes Prince, Electrifying Performer!
Noted Prince fan — and president of the United States — Barack Obama paid his respects to the singer in the aftermath of his death at age 57 Thursday.
The president posted to Facebook, “Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.
“‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said,” Obama added. “And nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band and all who loved him.”
Last summer, Prince played alongside Stevie Wonder at a private party at the White House for the Obama family and about 500 friends and supporters.
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