Dead at age 57.
Shocking but some part of me expected it after seeing last week's news that his plane had to make an emergency stop so he could go to hospital.
I dig most of his music but I wouldn't call myself a big fan.
By that I mean I wouldn't have seen him in concert unless someone gave me the ticket as a gift.
Still, he was a musical genius whose work I love and respect and I'll miss him.
Rest in peaceful purple majesty, sir.