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Prince, RIP

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He was 57 years old, but really, he was ageless. His Purple Rain album was the soundtrack of my senior year in high school. I saw the Alphabet City tour when he came through DC, and remember it as one of the best concerts of my life. Only 57 years old. Prince fans will understand this reference:

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Jaroslaw Zbrozek/Shutterstock)

And my fellow Eighties devotees will remember this well:

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about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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