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I think it probably broke us.” Prince’s married his second wife, Manuela Testolini, in 2001 and they divorced amicably in 2006. The couple met while she was working for his charitable foundation (Love 4 One Another). She was 24 and Prince was 43 years old. In 2011, Manuela married singer Eric Benet, and gave birth to a daughter (Amoura) in 2015. After his divorce, Prince dated other women, but remained single. Growing up in a musically inclined family, Prince’s parents John L. Nelson and Mattie Shaw were musicians; therefore, he was obviously influenced by music throughout his childhood years. He stated in an interview with (Tavis Smiley) that he considers himself more of a spiritual person versus political,

she would “join his band” and the rest was history. Prince and Sheila E eventually joined forces during the Purple Rain recording session. After the private memorial service on Saturday, outside the grounds of Paisley Park Studio, Prince’s sister, Tyka, addressed the crowd and said, “Thank you all for loving my brother; he loved you all.” Then she proceeded to give out large hat boxes of vintage tour memorabilia including throwback concert tees and tour booklets. Prince's remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.

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Prince married two women in his lifetime. The first was Mayte Garcia who he wed in 1996 and divorced in 2000. Their union produced a son (Boy Gregory Nelson) who unfortunately died a week after birth due to Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare defect of the skull. A former quote from Mayte Garcia: “I believe a child dying between a couple either makes you stronger or it doesn’t; for me, it was very hard to move forward and for us as a couple

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and is more concerned with the truth. Prince also spoke about his childhood life, how he was born with epilepsy and how he suffered from seizures as a young child. He said he taught himself how to play the guitar, piano and drums. “I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain, I only wanted to one time to see you laughing, I only wanted to see you laughing in the Purple Rain.” Prince Rogers Nelson is his birth name, a multiinstrumentalist, singer, songwriter record producer, and actor; born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide,

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Trendsetters to Trendsetters Magazine May/June 2016 TRIBUTE TO PRINCE

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