Prince's Fans Remember Him On Social Media On Anniversary Of His Death

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Fans and doves alike have not stopped mourning since Prince’s untimely death last year on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57.

The legendary musician was behind iconic hits like “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious,” “1999,”and, of course, “When Doves Cry.” But his influence extended far beyond his music. Prince redefined public notions about black masculinity and frequently challenged ideas about gender and sexuality with his appearance.

In a year fraught with police brutality, political mayhem, the Zika virus, bombings and much more chaos, the loss of an individual as vivacious and tremendous as Prince wasn’t just upsetting. It was crushing.

Fans who loved and continue to love the artist celebrated him Friday on the anniversary of his death:

One year ago. Rest in power Purple King #ripprince

A post shared by @sunnymcvee on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:50am PDT

I love PopLife…. #ripprince

A post shared by Loni Love (@comiclonilove) on Apr 21, 2017 at 6:56am PDT

The Side-Eye Sorcerer. The Shade Priest. The Judgey Majesty. #Prince

A post shared by Awesomely Luvvie (@luvvie) on Apr 21, 2017 at 5:55am PDT

The doves are still crying PURPLE RAIN ☔️ #ripprincerogersnelson (who had this poster tho )

A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:04am PDT

RIP Prince.

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