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Soap Stars Share Reactions To The Death Of Prince

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Just like the rest of the world, many of your favorite daytime soap stars shared their grief and their reactions today on social media to the news of the untimely death of music superstar and icon, Prince.

Prince, who was 57, was found early Thursday morning dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. The local sheriff said deputies found Prince unresponsive in an elevator after being summoned to his home, but that first responders couldn’t revive him.

Now TMZ is reporting that multiple sources have told them that Prince was treated in Illinois for a drug overdose last week.

Prince leaves behind an incredible legacy of music from hits such as: Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Rasberry Beret, Kiss, 1999, and so many more.   Below is just a sample of the outpouring on social media as soap stars learned of the death of this one-of-a-kind talent.

Kristoff St. Kohn:  “A beautiful soul… Such beautiful music. Forever and a day. PRINCE – The Most Beautiful Girl In The World #”

Eric Braeden: (with video of his driving in his car to Prince’s “Kiss”) “Celebrating a genius!

Doug Davidson:  ” Thanks for gracing us with your talents. God bless your soul.”

Michael Easton:  “PRINCE ROGERS NELSON Musical genius. Rest in peace.”

Nancy Lee Grahn: “Does anyone really want Prince to #princeRIP WTF is that? He’s partying like it’s 1999 wherever the party now is. And clearly it’s jammin.”

Rick Springfield:  “Beautiful is the fact that Prince’s music is playing all over the world tonight!! Peace to his friends & family.”  (former GH Star)

Michelle Stafford: “He rewrote the rule book” Goodnight Sweet Prince”

Karla Mosley:  “But there’s something else. The afterworld. A world of never ending happiness. Where you can always see the sun – day or night. #Prince”

A Martinez:  “Bathing today in the gratitude of millions. #PrinceRogersNelson #NothingCompares2You #GivingHisAlltotheEndoftheLine”

Maura West:  “Lots of memories today… ALL good. #grateful #RIP”

Crystal Chappell:  “A Strong Spirit Transcends Rules–Prince. #RIPPrince”

Lauren Koslow: “I want to be your fantasy Maybe you could be mine You just leave it all up to me We could have a good time”#Prince

So, what is your favorite Prince song of all time?  Are you deeply saddened as well by the passing of this musical genius?  Share you thoughts in the comment section below.

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Rose
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Rose

Saddened on several levels about Prince leaving us. So sorry a man who brought us so much had to be found alone in an elevator.

Wendy
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Wendy

Can’t remember ever shedding tears for the passing of any entertainer. Tonight thinking he’ll never be on TV again and remembering how it was so exciting to see Prince performing, ended up sobbing for the loss and the unfairness of the ending of his creativity. He had so much more to give us. I do hope his spirit is peaceful tonight knowing the global love shared on social media, like Twitter, and among strangers today for hours expressing the same thing: We did love Prince more than we even knew. We were blessed to live during the years he gave… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I really appreciate the honest your post is my exact sentiment for Natalie Cole… heart wrung out when we learned that … Maurice White… from Earth Wind and Fire.. passed Prince Rogers Nelson… magic artistry… played all instruments.. and had full creative control… serious tears.. that a mindset is passed I liken musical artists #1 sports figures #2 Film Stars #3 notwithstanding… telee performers.. #4 I have two of his songs on my mp3 player Controversy and Baby i’m a star though not a conscious fan of: I laud his person.. beyond his music.. as was stated on CNN staying… Read more »

Andy G.
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Andy G.

Kristoff St. John’s comment reminds me of another Prince connection to daytime: Vanessa Marcil was featured in the video for “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World.”

Eva
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Eva

Was trying very hard not to cry at work yesterday. His music is part of the soundtrack of my life. My favorite commercial success song is “Let’s Go Crazy” and my favorite spiritual song is Under a The Cherry Moon.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Wow—there were alot of prince songs that hit the right chord in me including the song that starts off his “Hit And Run Phase 2” album which is titled “Baltimore”. If I had to pick one, it would be “Little Red Corvette”. The guitar in that song speaks to me in volumes. I will miss you Prince. Your music has always meant so much to me.

Gerry
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Gerry

I remember hearing that Prince was a “General Hospital” fan and had a crush on Vanessa Marcil. He picked her specifically to play an actress in the video for “Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”

mark
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mark

Yes Vanessa was the star of gh and she needs to come back and bring her star power back to a show that is sadly lacking it.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

They met at a bar she frequented and he asked her why she was wasting her life away partying every night, sleeping until noon and then waking up and doing it all over again. She said (in her Intimate Portrait on Lifetime) that after that conversation she pretty much quit drinking cold turkey. That was shortly before she auditioned for GH.i

He lived his life the same way. That’s this is so shocking – there is more to the story.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

And if I had to pick one “favorite” from him – difficult as it is – I would say Condition of the Heart.

Timmm
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Timmm

“Get Off”, one of my favorite songs. Hard to pick ONE favorite. It would be like trying to pick a favorite Quartermaine! But anyway, Prince was part of my youth. I respected him for being a musician, song writer and singer. In other words, he had it all. He was an entertainer. Every passing icon or icon that time had passed, you wander, who will fill their shoes? Before Prince there was Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown and Stevie Wonder. You wandered, who could be better or hold a candle to these icons? Prince Rogers Nelson!

Nikki
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Nikki

I cried when I heard the news. I listened to his music “When doves cry” & “Purple Rain”. The earth lost a Prince but the Heavens gained a star.

Timmm
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Timmm

“Darling Nikki!”

Rose
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Rose

Nikki…I echo your sentiment about Prince. They go along with those I have for Leonard Nimoy/Spock and David Bowie. Coincidentally, or not, Prince’s last song at the Atlanta concert was a cover of a David Bowie’s ‘Heroes.’

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k/kay

Thanks for posting this great talent now can the media focus on that instead of digging up dirt let the man die in peace . And if one more person tells me that is called being in the limelight I will strangle them he always kept a low profile.

Timmm
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Timmm

Whatever dirt they dig up doesnt matter, he was a musical genius that had a positive effect on so many lives. I loved Elvis and people used to ONLY refer to his weight or his drug problem when he died BUT none of us know what it is like to walk in THEIR shoes so we should keep or mouths shut and respect their gifts and pray for their weaknesses!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Lol I’m with you but cnn is trying desperately to come up with dirt and is so sickening

jaybird369
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jaybird369

N-O!!!!! It can’t be!!!!! Prince is gone!!!!! I have been a big fan of Prince’s music ever since 1981. We have lost a musical GENIUS!!!!! Prince…don’t forget to ROCK AND ROLL in Heaven!!!!! You will be missed.

Rest In Peace.

Amen.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I was in absolute shock. The essence of funk, ceativity, energy, sexuality, dance, rhythm, musicianship…from amazing guitarist, jammin’ keyboards singer, writer…just a music master! You can’t help but feel the music inside of you when you listen to or watch him perform. Truly an amazing artist, one of my favorites. Truly mesmerizing. His music lives on…just watched an MTV Prince concert and his power knew no bounds. A great loss…

Patrick
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Patrick

your post makes me smile

“essence”

the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.

operative word.. being … “Indispensable”

let’s put it out their… the world being… “run” corporate greed… the house and senate being roughshod and turned by “lobbyists”

Prince person shared words through music from which to expand… wield nurture and strengthen

he bonded diversity

its a real plight… to know that Obama is on his way “out”

will Hillary Rodham Clinton renew

there are remnants left to cast your lot… (vote)

Melissa
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Melissa

His music evokes memories of college for me. Dancing to 1999 at weekend parties, buying his albums, seeing Purple Rain with a date at the theatre. Gone too soon.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Prince’s music was such an integral party of my life for most of it. Although I think When Doves Cry is one of the best rock songs ever, my personal favorite is Sometimes It Snows In April.

Tristan
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Tristan

My musical tastes are jazz and classical, so I surprised myself by getting emotional about his death. Being in Minneapolis brings it close to home, as well. Even if I was not a great fan of his music, there is no doubt Prince was a genius who gave a lot of joy to the world. This is a real loss.

Olivia
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Olivia

The world lost Prince, but those of us from the southside lost Roger……………. I can still remember him running and playing on 5th Ave.

Tristan
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Tristan

Olivia, my younger sisters knew him very well and hung out with him a lot in the years before “Purple Rain.” I was always hearing about how brilliant he was and how he was going to be a big star. I scoffed. When Prince hit big, I asked if this was the guy they had been talking about. Yep, it was. He even invited them to be in one of his music videos, but both being shy, they declined. My cousin was just remembering how my sisters introduced her to Prince at Dayton’s. They were with Prince and his girlfriend… Read more »

Olivia
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Olivia

Dayton’s, does that bring back memories. My brother knew him very well, grew up with him, grade school, Jr. High and high school. We never called him Prince, in the neighborhood he was Roger.

ADAM
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ADAM

We lost another great singer probably to an overdose of drugs, when will these artists so talented and all WAKE UP! Enough is enough first Michael, then Whitney and the list goes on and on ……………..

Drugs kill folks!

My favorite 1999

Prince RIP

Lew S.
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Lew S.

A musical genius who will be extremely missed. His music was the soundtrack for my generation . still can’t believe it – Such a talented dude.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I expect that when the full story comes out of this incredible man’s demise, there will be much more to it than some lame drug overdose. For one thing, it is widely known that Prince neither drinks nor takes drugs recreationally. He is also a long time vegan.

One thing is for sure, the man was amazingly talented. His loss is giant.

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree with you totally Elizabeth. I am so sick of all the mud slinging. The man was an artist. He’s gone. Can we remember his beautiful music, talent and showmanship and stop looking under the rug for mud. You already know the pap’s as well as all the magazine’s are going to try to find dirt and if they can’t they’ll make it up. So lets not buy into the rubbish. RIP dear Prince

Chrystie_Delancey
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When Doves Cry. It was the first of his I ever heard. After that it was 1999 because in 1999 I was with my future (now) husband and we did just that. 🙂

And of course I will always remember Julia Robert’s in PRETTY WOMAN singing to Prince and saying “Don’t you just love Prince?” and Richard Gere responds “More than life itself.” Great movie, great scene, great reference.

Too many entertainers lost already this year and it is only April. 🙁

Pamela Wallace
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Pamela Wallace

Rest In Peace Prince you were an icon ledend love you and your music. You will forever missed But never ever forgotten. Love you Prince!!!

RayJ
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RayJ

I 1st heard Prince when I was 12 y/o (My best friend’s sister had a copy of Dirty Mind) & was listening 2 him long B4 NE1 else I knew. Back then U weren’t s’posed 2 B listening 2 Prince if U were a boy (kinda like U weren’t s’posed to be watching soaps). That same friend had a copy of Horses by Patti Smith & Bowie’s Young Americans. So Bowie & Prince have always fused 2gether in my mind. Not that I didn’t love the more commercial stuff like When Doves Cry, but the stuff that really spoke to… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Wow Tristan! That’s very cool, interesting. Really brings home how we’re all the same…just “jenny from the block,” or, Prince from the block. He was destined for musical genius and fame…

Tristan
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Tristan

Rebecca, Yep. I heard about him all the time from my sisters and just scoffed, because I was a jazz and classical snob. They knew him as a friend, and as a musician destined for greatness (as they always said!). I was just in email contact with one of my sisters and she is just beside herself with grief.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Tristan, I can imagine how upset she’d be having known him. As I mentioned in a few comments above I was a huge fan; he was just so multi-talented! From his powerful ballads ala Purple Rain ((which I’m listening to now…the film’s on MTV and he’s doing that song as I type). Moments before he was gettin’ diwn and funky and so was I (dancing around the TV, lol). Dancing is a passion of mine and his music is like a magnet pulling my body in all rhythmic directions! 😉

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