You know a musician is special when they seem to be every other musician's favourite artist, and that's what Prince was. Idolised by us, the enthralled listener, but also idolised by the people we idolise.
Those types of musicians usually come packed with charisma too, and that's also what Prince had. The internet abounds with incredible Prince stories: like the time he rented an NBA player's mansion and changed the master bedroom to a hair salon while filling the fountains with purple water, or the time he took out nationwide adverts with an obscure picture of his face accompanied by the words "Eligible bachelor seeks the most beautiful girl in the world to spend the holidays with."
This story, though, told by Questlove of The Roots and uploaded on Okayplayer, centres around a concert, a pool table and Finding Nemo. You will laugh, and you will laugh well.
If you're still after more outrageous Prince stories: did you hear about the one where his wife was never allowed to call him? "Even when we were married, I had to wait for him to call me. I've no idea why, he never actually said," Mayte Garcia, Prince's ex-wife, told the Daily Mail.
How about when, according to "Weird Al" Yankovic, he got his management to send telegrams to people sitting in the same row as him at the American Music Awards to inform them eye contact with Prince during the show wasn't allowed?
Is Prince man or myth? The many stories surrounding him make it hard to tell. The man may be gone, but thankfully his music and the myths remain.