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Purple Pain: World Front Pages Mourn Prince's Death

Norwegian daily Verdens Gang's front page
Norwegian daily Verdens Gang's front page
Worldcrunch

Prince, the American music icon and virtuoso instrumentalist behind "Kiss" and "Purple Rain" died Thursday at his home in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. He was 57.

After the immediate outpouring of online tributes from fans and celebrities alike, the world's newspapers Friday bid farewell to Prince Rogers Nelson — a.k.a. The Kid, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Love Symbol, etc.— starting with the Star Tribune, from his native Minneapolis.

UNITED STATES

Star Tribune

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USA TODAY

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The New York Times

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The Washington Post

New York Daily News


UNITED KINGDOM

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Daily Mirror

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The Sun

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The Independent


FRANCE

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Libération

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"Death of a prince" — Le Parisien


ITALY

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"The rebel elf who reinvented pop" — Corriere della Sera


SPAIN

"Farewell to the artist that was Prince" — La Vanguardia


NORWAY

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"The little giant" — Verdens Gang

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