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Did Prince Predict His Own Death?

| by Michael Doherty
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Prince's April 21st death has led to tributes from fans around the world. Now, fans claim the musician predicted the circumstances of his own death three decades ago.

Social media users have drawn parallels between Prince's death and the lyrics to his song "Sometimes It Snows In April," released in 1986, according to the Daily Mail. In the song, Prince ruminates on life, death and relationships, with lyrics like: 'Sometimes life ain't always the way / Sometimes it snows in April,' and 'Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad / Sometimes I wish life was never ending / and all good things, they say, never last.'

Twitter users were quick to draw comparisons between the song's lyrics and 2016's record-breaking winter weather. In Albany, New York, for example, more snow fell in April than any other month of 2016, which had never been the case in the city dating back to the 1880s, according to The Weather Channel.

"It snowed in April and then he died. Prince predicted his own death. #restinpeace," read one tweet.

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Users also suggested Prince's song "Let's Go Crazy" indicated the musician predicted his own death.

"And if the elevator tries to break you down, go crazy, punch a higher floor," read the lyrics, which fans on social media suggested was connected to the star's death in an elevator.

Others pointed to Prince's enigmatic comments at his final public appearance on April 16 shortly after his release from a hospital where representatives said he was being treated for the flu.

"Wait a few days before you waste any prayers," the singer reportedly told fans, the Daily Mail reports.

Figures from President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Drake and Erykah Badu have offered tributes to the late star, who was 57 at the time of his death, Pitchfork reports.

"Today, the world lost a creative icon," said President Obama in a Facebook post mourning the singer: "Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent."

Source: Daily Mail, The Weather Channel, Pitchfork / Photo Credit: Eric/Flickr

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