He was talented. He was eccentric. He was philosophical. The music artist known as Prince was found dead last week in his home elevator at the young age of 57. He was reportedly found “collapsed” with no visible signs of trauma, and first responders were unable to revive him. There is speculation that he died from a drug overdose, but autopsy results won’t be ready for another few weeks.

Though Prince displayed a somewhat reserved, “introverted” persona, he was very much a #13 FCIR. Watch any interviews of him at length and you will quickly detect his precocious, analytical mind. As such, he possessed good insights into life. He even possessed some of the amazing attributes of Israel’s great King Solomon, who experienced nearly any and everything (including many drugs) and came to realize that one should set boundaries for themselves. “Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay,” he once stated. Prince, also known as Rogers Nelson, was also a devoted Jehovah Witness, and once said, “Most people don’t want to talk about politics and religion. They say, ‘Let’s talk about something else.'”

Prince’s reserved nature likely came from his abusive childhood. He told Larry King years ago that his father was a very strict disciplinarian who physically abused him and kicked him out on the street when he was still young. Prince’s former tour manager went on to share about his family life, His mother basically walked away from him, and his father struggled to raise him and threw in the towel. It certainly doesn’t add up to a very secure, well-rounded individual.

Sadly, once again, the mighty narcotic has likely claimed another life. Prince was an avid reader of scripture, paralleling much of the Bible, wherein we all can well be reminded, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You.”

Written by: Staff
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