#RIPPrince — Fans Remember The Rocker 4 Years After His Death

Legendary musician Prince died four years ago at 57. Fans commemorated the musicians loss by sharing memories, photos and remembrances of him on Twitter.

Prince Rogers Nelson was born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince began his musical career in 1975, forming a band with his cousin, but he really became an instant success when his debut solo album For You was released in 1978.

Prince became a full-fledged superstar during the 80's with the success of his albums including 1999 (1982), Purple Rain along with the film of the same name (1984), and Sign O' The Times (1987). The "Let's Go Crazy" singer continued releasing albums to critical acclaim throughout his career. In the 2000's, he received recognition for his success, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Grammy Museum in 2010.

Despite releasing 16 albums between 2001 and 2015, Prince's work in the 2000's and 2010's is probably best remembered for his performance at Super Bowl XLI in 2007. The multi-instrumentalist performed hits "Let's Go Crazy" and "1999" followed by short covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary," Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," and the Foo Fighters' "Best of You." The performance culminated in an epic "Purple Rain" performance in the pouring rain. In 2015, Billboard called the performance the greatest Super Bowl Half-Time show.

Prince died April 21, 2016 from an accidental fentanyl overdose in his Paisley Park home. Since his death, two posthumous albums of demos have been released: 2018's Piano and a Microphone 1983 and 2019's Originals.

Fans celebrated Prince four years after his death by sharing videos of iconic performances, including the aforementioned Super Bowl performance and Prince's guitar solo during the George Harrison tribute at the 2004 Grammy Awards, shredding over "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Another shared a more laid back, stripped down performance of "Cream" from New York's Webster Hall in 2004.

Greatest #SuperBowl halftime performance ever.

So missed...#RIPPrince 🎶#Prince Miami 2007 pic.twitter.com/6HqWMTbSSx

— batz11 (@batlizard11) April 21, 2020

We lost a legend four years ago today, rest in peace Prince 🎶 The world misses you... #RIPPrincepic.twitter.com/jlUlgRCwEl

— batz11 (@batlizard11) April 21, 2020

Love this stripped down performance of Prince playing an acoustic guitar (and the audience.) If you only have 10 seconds, skip to 1:40. His smile lights up the hall. "Baby, there ain't nobody better." #RIPPrince https://t.co/11AB7A1rd3

— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) April 21, 2020

A force to be reckoned with onstage, many fans shared their experiences about seeing Prince live and often remembered his concerts as being some of the best they'd ever seen. Some fans shared photos of ticket stubs and wrote that they'd never seen a better performance.

It only happened once for me, but will forever remain among the best shows I've ever seen. Bonus: Maceo Parker was in the band. #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/KS5RuyEt8B

— Tinkle Bowie (@MissTinkleBowie) April 21, 2020

Perhaps the best to ever do it. Certainly the best I ever witnessed live. It’s certainly a duller world without him. #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/FNWgQ54qjg

— For Once, Then, Something (@mrleenewton) April 21, 2020

Others shared the iconic line "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life," from "Let's Go Crazy," to remember the musician.

My soundtrack for today will be The Purple One on loop. #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/u8sDAbJebb

— Fearless Girl (@FearlessGirl33) April 21, 2020

Prince was a self taught musical genius, and when he helped people he asked for it not to be reported, you are missed, 4 years ago we lost a legend.. #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/E48xO8TeMZ

— Kara Jenne (@KaraJenne) April 21, 2020

Other people shared their own memories of Prince including where they were when they found out where he died or sharing their own photos of going to Paisley Park.

I was in line at a Jimmy Johns for dollar sub day, and I was shocked. As we remember a legend, and a true hero to me, let’s not forget how important conversations about #opioids and addiction are. #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/nFSN1rE22u

— Ken Mejia-Beal (@kmbfor42) April 21, 2020

Remember that time we jumped on a plane and flew to Minnesota? Oh, and sang Raspberry Beret at Paisley Park !!!#RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/uQwKB1zMaD

— RealSamHicks2.0 (@c7driver2013) April 21, 2020

I remember when I was at work and a coworker said, "you know Prince died?" I instantly said, "Prince who!?" like he could never leave earth or something, it made me sad. #RIPPrince 🕊💜🎸🎶💜🕊 pic.twitter.com/z840gkeFut

— Jacobi (@JKliveTweets) April 21, 2020
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Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Jonathan Daniel/Getty