Prince, the legend of funk rock, dies at 57
The singer of many hits, such as “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Little Red Corvette” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead in his home on Thursday with the exact cause of his sudden death unknown.
Following condolences from U.S. President Barack Obama, pop star Beyoncé and many others, Korean artists sent their condolences as well, honoring the star who led the pop culture of the ’80s.
G-Dragon and Taeyang of the boy band Big Bang expressed their grievances via their Twitter accounts, saying, “Rest in Peace under the Purple Rain MR.PRINCE,” and “All gone… But not his music…”
Park Jin-young, the head of JYP Entertainment, composer Yoon Il-sang and rock singer Yoon Do-hyun also expressed their sympathies.
An MBC official announced Friday that Bae Chul-soo’s Music Camp, a radio show dedicated to pop songs, will have a special edition to pay tribute to Prince on Sunday.
When it was released, Prince’s “Purple Rain” held the top spot on the Billboard chart for 24 weeks.
He was the winner of seven Grammys and also received 30 nominations. In 2004, the star was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
By Jeong Byung-ki