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10 reasons every man should miss Prince

ShortList pays tribute to the genius of the prolific Purple Rain pop star, who died last week, aged 57 

Over the past few days you will have heard the incredible music everywhere, gasped once more at the outrageous photographs, watched the (scant) live performances on YouTube and mourned the man who really was the last of the truly unknowable pop-star-as-alien icons.

Less than two weeks ago, Prince was performing onstage, just him and a piano, wowing another crowd in Atlanta. In his final interviews, he was still rallying against the injustices of the music industry, fighting for what he saw as right.

Prince was a man of singular, superlative talent, staunch principles and could pull off an overcoat and briefs combo like no one else before or since. Clearly, even now he’s gone, we can all still take inspiration. 

(Images: Rex)

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