Skip To Content

    Try To Get Through These Iconic Photos Of Prince Without Crying

    The musician, known as much for his hit songs as he was for his eclectic style and rebellious attitude, died Thursday at the age of 57.

    by ,
    Richard E. Aaron / Redferns

    Legendary pop musician and singer Prince died Thursday at the age of 57. The artist was found inside Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, where he lived, recorded music, and hosted parties and concerts.

    Born in Minneapolis in 1958, Prince rose to international acclaim with his second album, Prince, released in 1979. The record, which included hits like "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover," went platinum.

    He was also a stylistic icon, revered for his fusion of pop, funk, soul, disco, and rock aesthetics that influenced both his music and wardrobe.

    The artist, whose nicknames included the Purple One and the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, changed the landscape of pop music with his 1984 album Purple Rain, which was also a feature-length film. The album won two Grammys and an Academy Award in 1985.

    Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

    Here are some of the most iconic photos from throughout his career.

    Virginia Turbett / Redferns
    Leni Sinclair / Getty Images
    Courtesy Everett Collection
    Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images
    Everett Collection
    Warner Bros. / Getty Images
    Richard E. Aaron / Redferns
    Frank Micelotta Archive / Getty Images
    Mitchell Gerber / Corbis
    Kevin Kane / WireImage
    David J. Phillip / AP Photo
    Evan Agostini / Getty Images
    Michel Spingler / AP
    Gonzales Photo / Corbis
    Kevin Winter / Getty Images
    Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images
    AP Photo

    Nostalgia Trip

    Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF

    Newsletter signup form