Jones Park in Gulfport is bathed in a sea of purple as a memorial to Prince, who died Thursday at 57.
Jones Park in Gulfport is bathed in a sea of purple as a memorial to Prince, who died Thursday at 57. JEFF CLARK/SUN HERALD
Jones Park in Gulfport is bathed in a sea of purple as a memorial to Prince, who died Thursday at 57. JEFF CLARK/SUN HERALD

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I was dreaming when I wrote this because Prince can't be dead

April 22, 2016 08:47 AM

UPDATED April 22, 2016 08:56 AM

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