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: