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Thread started 05/04/16 4:36pm

ShockMyWire

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Last days, mourning, processing

I've seen it too many times. I read about the flight landing emergently a few days prior. To make an emergent landing made me think initially chest pain- either cardiac, pneumonia or pulmonary embolism. Flu possibly, but you'd typically be in hospital a few days if sick enough to land a plane.

When he left immediately and showed up at the next concert in good shape, I was then thinking possible chest pain, assuming cardiac workup was negative. That takes 24 hours minimum. At that point, no way to think pulmonary embolus or flu. When he left in three hours of coming to ER, you can safely bet cardiac wasn't the issue.

I didn't want to believe drugs as he has always been so against them publicly. Once the Walgreens pic showed up, I immediately though he was using heavily or was chronically ill, be it cancer, autoimmune, etc.

To be up for that many days doesn't typically happen in the absence of amphetamines, so something more than Percocet had to be involved. Cancer usually saps you energetically, so I think it will most likely be OD.

It's sad to accept that as a fact, I've always admired that he stayed clean and was beyond the typical rock star cliche with an OD. Unfortunately it is a sad reminder that the man I'd followed religiously and placed on a pedestal was in fact fallible. That is the let down.

Autopsy results may or may not confirm these thoughts, regardless it's a loss I must process. Focusing on the body of work, funky spirit, life and love he he gave us all is where I try to stay mentally.

The sadness I'll live with forever as we've lost a giant. He was a gift from whatever deity u follow, and we are all better for it. In the end, it's not just the artist we mourn as few knew him personally, we also mourn that he taught us so much about ourselves.

I know that I'm a better person for having a man I've never met be my friend, father, brother, and life's teacher, before and after death. I can't repay him, but I will honor his menory by sharing his music to anyone who needs it, and they will. I hope that's what he would want, and maybe one day I'll see my Tracy again. smile
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Reply #1 posted 05/04/16 4:39pm

wayhome

Walgreens photo was not actually taken in front of Walgreens.

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Reply #2 posted 05/04/16 4:55pm

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I was hoping that it was an incurable disease, just so I could tell myself it was unavoidable.

And now it's all becoming apparent that it was a dependance on painkillers, I'm feeling very conflicted.

I'm angry at the Paisley Pod People, for a start. So many enablers...
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Reply #3 posted 05/04/16 5:15pm

wayhome

GirlBrother said:

I was hoping that it was an incurable disease, just so I could tell myself it was unavoidable. And now it's all becoming apparent that it was a dependance on painkillers, I'm feeling very conflicted. I'm angry at the Paisley Pod People, for a start. So many enablers... [Edited 5/4/16 16:55pm]

We really do not know the circumstances of his death,maybe we never will. The overdose thing is so unlike Prince. The drug senerio seems untrue. Don't waste yor time being angry, it only keeps you in a negative frame of mind.

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Reply #4 posted 05/04/16 7:44pm

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ShockMyWire said:

I've always admired that he stayed clean and was beyond the typical rock star cliche with an OD. Unfortunately it is a sad reminder that the man I'd followed religiously and placed on a pedestal was in fact fallible. That is the let down.

It's a big let down. I'm having a little trouble here also. I don't know if I'm angry at Prince because I feel like he did such a good job at covering it up and being so hypocritical - or irritated in myself for being incredibly naive and stupid. Maybe it's a mixture of both but it's a challenge to process right now.

If a man is considered guilty
For what goes on in his mind
Then give me the electric chair
For all my future crimes"
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Reply #5 posted 05/04/16 8:12pm

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wayhome said:

Walgreens photo was not actually taken in front of Walgreens.

Totally was. Locals from here who live there found it. I mean - it's pretty easy stuff; not rocket science.

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