RIP Prince

'Purple Rain' superstar Prince, 57, dies on Thursday

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Subject: Famous singer icon prince died last Thursday



Occasion: The death of a rock and roll legend.


Author: Additional Daniel Wallis; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Cynthia Osterman)


Purpose: To inform the public that an iconic rock and roll performer had passed away. Touring as recently as last week and playing at a private party last weekend, rumors said he was struggling with the flu but was recovering. Prince was 57 years old.


Summary: This article tells of the sad news of Prince passing away on April 21, 2016. He was a talented eccentric musician who had performed for almost 40 years and even at a super bowl halftime show. He won a grammy for his performance in Purple rain and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He death is being investigated and an autopsy will be done this Friday.


Tone: Sad; my mom was a huge fan of Prince and after I listened to some of his music is shows what a great musician he was.

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