Prince the Artist

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    R.I.P. brother...

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    He was an interesting man indeed and a musicians, musician.
     
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    I wonder if he left everything to the WTS...
     
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    Don't know that that matters at all. I wonder if he held onto his faith.
     
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    Here on radio they told he died because of a drug overdose. It looks strange for a brother.
     
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    There were also reports he was battling influenza, and the drug could have been to counteract the sickness. Even over the counter medication contains these ingredients. I would also say that even if it was drugs that doesn't mean his faith was effected, addiction is a terrible thing. I guess we'll have to see, but it sounds like the drug was used during his illness...
     
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    Drug use is a terrible thing. It doesn't preclude a persons faith but most people know it is probably not an acceptable behavior for Christians. I have heard him speak on biblical topics and he seemed sincere with his faith. It's in Jehovah's and Jesus' hands now.
     
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    Here in France, they mainly say that he died from a "surdose d'opiacés" and some newspapers say that some forms of "opiacés" are commonly prescribed as meds in the USA by the doctors.... which I can't prove right or wrong as I don't know what the doctors prescribe overthere.

    Overdose of drugs or overdose of meds ? That is the question !

    http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2...e-traite-pour-une-overdose-d-opiace-media.php
     
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    Prince was such a multi-talented and unique musician. Incomparable. Myself and my wife had the privilege of seeing him and Larry Graham in concert (with Chaka Khan as support act) in London.

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    Yes, I saw him live as well, and he was very talented...
     
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    I thought that he had problems with the hip joints and was in need of hip replacement surgery. He didn't consent to the surgery because of being afraid of having to deal with the blood issue.

    So I'm guessing that he may have been on pain killers to cope with the pain in the hips. Some drugs can become toxic to the body even if the dosage is only slightly above the therapeutic level. (For example, a drug can be effective when taken at the right dosage. In some cases, if the dosage is slightly increased above that level, the patient could overdose on the drug.)

    If the pain killer is being taken at the same time as another drug, its dosage may need to be changed so that it doesn't react with the second drug.
     
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    Hi All:

    If he was suffering from severe pain and some kind of lung disorder (if that is even true) then he could overdose from prescription pain medicines. The obdula-longata is the part of the brain called the brain stem which is made up of other parts as well. The brain stem controls most of the functioning of the lungs along with the diaphragm and accessory muscles. Opiates can have a suppressive effect on the brain stem slowing down respiration in speed and depth causing potentials for asphyxiation. Whatever the reason for his use of opiates, he was not careful enough.
     
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    Here, they talk about an overdose of oxycodone, a very powerful painkiller.
     
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    Yes, even some fruits can interfere with drugs. The pineapple is famous in that regard.
     
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    Here, they say that the flu he had was turning into a pneumonia. Those artists, even if they are careful, live a "crazy" life (burnout, jet lag, hearing loss because of loudspeakers, risky lifestyle, etc.) and as a result, their bodies get weakened.
     
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    Now Prince died, he get's more attention regarding his religious beliefs:

     
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    One of his most beautiful songs...

     
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    The Associated Press

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    Security was tight as mourners packed a Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Sunday evening for a memorial for megastar Prince, who worshipped there before he died last month.

    Traffic cones lined the streets in front of the church in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka, and media and fans were kept well back from the invitation-only event. City spokeswoman Kari Spreeman said last week that police were preparing for up to 500 people, including up to 50 high-profile guests.

    Some people who weren't able to get inside before the church filled up were able to obtain programs, which they shared with reporters outside.

    The program said the service was to begin with the song "He Will Call," followed by an opening prayer. It also included an "interview" with Larry Graham, the former Sly and the Family Stone bassist who was Prince's spiritual mentor and introduced him to the Jehovah's Witnesses faith. The program was to conclude with the song "See Yourself When All Is New" and a closing prayer.

    On the back was a quote from the Prince song, "Beautiful, Loved and Blessed," from his 2006 album "3121." It read, "If I were to ever write down my life story, I could truly say with all the fame and glory, I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter's hand."

    In an interview with The Associated Press two weeks ago, Graham said it was important to Prince to give his fans joy with his music. But the most important thing to Prince was being able to share scripture, he said.

    "His joy — his biggest joy — was sharing the hope of everlasting life," Graham said.

    Prince was known at the Kingdom Hall as "Brother Nelson." He was found dead at age 57 in his Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen on April 21. Authorities are still investigating.

    The artist's two ex-wives held a star-studded memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
    https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/media_music/cc/iasnv1_E_003.mp3
     
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    This is such a beautiful song.

    I love singing it with my bros and sisters.
     

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