[Media Take Out] We just received word that a VERY popular African American celebrity – who has recently been in the news – now has what is being described as AIDS. Obviously since we are not able to 100% confirm the story – we’re going to leave it as a Blind Item. We want to make it clear we are NOT talking about Magic Johnson.
This report really hurt our heart.
According to a person extremely close to the situation, the celebrity, who is known for having a very extreme sexual past reportedly contracted the illness sometime in the 1990s. He kept the illness quiet but began taking his medication religiously up until about 2 years ago. Here’s what we’re told by a VERY trusted entertainment insider:
[The celebrity] believed that he was cured, and he had some crazy [religious] people who told him that God cured him. So he stopped taking his medication and the sickness came back. Now doctors say he’s dying, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
We’re told that the celebrity is expected to get sicker and sicker, and eventually pass. It can happen as soon as the summer.
Very sad news.
Similar: Superstar Is HIV-positive
[Optional] Surprised or not surprised?
Prince died of AIDS just three days after we ran this blind item.
While most of the conversations about Prince’s demise have centered around reports of a recent flu and a recent drug overdose, those issues do not tell the full story.
Prince had AIDS. He had suffered with the illness for many years. Those close to him knew both of his illness and his desire to keep it a secret.
In the past few days, multiple sources have confirmed different parts of the AIDS story.
People Magazine hedged its bets by simply referring to it as a “serious and ongoing illness” “which made his immune system weak”:
Prince May Have Struggled with a ‘Serious Illness’ Before Sudden Death, Source Says: ‘People Close to Him Were Very Concerned’
A source who worked with him a few years ago believes he was grappling with a serious and ongoing illness at the time.
“The people close to him were very concerned for his health and indicated he’d been undergoing treatments which made his immune system weak,” the source tells People.
The National Enquirer and Radar Online (owned by the same parent company) have been much more direct.
From The National Enquirer:
Prince — Agonizing Final Days After AIDS Diagnosis
Rock star Prince was diagnosed with AIDS just six months before his death — but refused medical treatment, believing he could be cured by prayer!
From Radar Online:
Prince AIDS Shocker: Iconic Singer Was ‘Preparing To Die’
Prince shocked the world when he collapsed and died at age 57 in the elevator of his Chanhassen, Minn., recording studio Thursday, but an insider exclusively told The National ENQUIRER that the megastar was “preparing to die for a little while” — because he had been diagnosed with AIDS!
A music industry source interviewed by The ENQUIRER messaged friends on April 19 to reveal Prince had full-blown AIDS. “He was in bad shape,” the source revealed.
“Doctors told Prince his blood count was unusually low and that his body temperature had dropped dangerously below the normal 98.6 degrees to 94 degrees,” said the source.
“He was totally iron-deficient, very weak and often disoriented. He rarely ate and when he did, it all came right back up.”
In another bombshell revelation, a well-placed insider said Prince had been making runs to a local pharmacy to pick up bags of prescriptions to quell the unbearable pain he was suffering from what was reported to be influenza.
An employee at the Walgreens that served Prince told The Enquirer, “We were all just shocked that he came in last night looking so beat. We said, ‘We are praying for you.’”
Prince’s response? “He said, almost under his breath, ‘Maybe if you prayed for me a year ago it’d be different right now.’ Then he waved and said thanks anyway.”
According to the worker, Prince often picked up his own meds and toiletries at the drugstore chain near his Paisley Park estate.
“The last night, though, we sensed he was in trouble. One girl said he had foreign medication and thought it was Zika virus or something, but my friend who knows the meds says he’s sure it was HIV meds.”
“I wouldn’t say he’s like a part of the family but he came in and always showed interest in us,” added the employee of Prince.
And now the Prince’s loved ones are showing interest in hiding the true cause of his death. According to the insider, Prince’s family is already banging on coroner’s door and demanding officials heavily redact any public autopsy report “to spare family, friends and fans” any information “about his lifestyle that’s sure to come.”
Yes, we knew that the original blind item was about Prince. Some of you figured out that the specific photo we chose of Magic Johnson contained several clues about the subject of the story.
First, and most obviously, Magic Johnson was mentioned in the blind item as a celebrity who is HIV positive.
Second, before moving to L.A., the Los Angeles Lakers were the Minneapolis Lakers. Prince was born in Minneapolis, and his home/studio, Paisley Park, is just southwest of Minneapolis.
Finally, we remembered a photo of Prince as a member of his High School’s basketball team in which he was posed in a similar uniform. Just a kid on a basketball team who would grow up to be a music icon.
Bmj524 was first with the correct response.
Thanks to those of you who shared your memories of growing up with Prince’s music. It was extraordinary, wasn’t it?
Regardless of how he passed away, it doesn’t take away that he was clearly a genius in the industry and attributed many great things to this era and previous eras and genres of music. He also was charitable to many things. His lifestyle was private and if he was HIV+, he succeeded in keeping it private till he passed. The thing that still gets me is that the Instagram post “Just when you thought you were safe” somewhat makes me think he was talking about his Sexual life escapades…? It’s…
Another thing….Prince, as private as he was would not pick up HIV meds himself from Walgreens! He didn’t even like the fact that it was reported he was in the hospital for the hours he was there! Also, the girl who claimed they were foreign meds, who was she? Was she the pharmacist? If she was then she would know the actual medication he picked up. If she wasn’t, then she can’t make such a speculation. Anyone with full blown AIDS would not be touring or even have the energy to attempt…
If this were true, why were these close people who knew his condition not with him when he passed. Why was he alone when he died?
Your reporting that People’s article linked ongoing illness to a “weakened immune system,” when it clearly states, as you even included in your post, People’s source pointed to TREATMENTS for an illness as having possibly created a weakened immune system, is a total mischaracterization of their article and is, at best, Star Magazine-quality schlock. Maybe Prince had AIDS, maybe he didn’t, I think I’ll await further information versus relying on the National Enquirer for that…
AIDS didn’t kill him; believing in religious nonsense did.
It’s ok guys. He is one of Jehovahs Witnesses. No this does not mean he was perfect. It just means he was leading a Christ-like life, respected the gift of life from Jehovah and would NOT have abused anything. Remember how Jesus told his Father, forgive them because they do not know what they are doing!? ~ Try to have the same mindset as Jesus and I’m certain that Prince had. If I’m able, when I see Prince brought back to life in the paradise during the resurrection, I will make sure to let…
Straight men having unprotected sex getting HIV/AIDS. Oh dear, how will the stupid out there reconcile this in their bigotry?
Steaming Pile says
The Los Angeles Lakers were once the Minnesota Lakers.
This was about Prince.
All signs may point to the most talented man on the planet (RIP), but I have a hard time believing he had HIV/AIDS because if he contracted it in the 90s then how did both of his wives manage to escape it? MG conceived 2x’s so it was obvious they did not use contraception & even though MT didn’t conceive as far as we know, they were married for five years. She’s now happily married, looks healthy with two children she gave birth to. How could he have AIDS & they not be positive for at least…
The only thing that made this obviously Prince was the big red UPDATING flag that was on it all day yesterday. But as a gay man who’s been a longtime volunteer for HIV-related charities, I have to throw cold water on the idea that his death was directly attributable to HIV/AIDS: the guy was still able to perform a week ago, and was seen in public several times including the night before his death. (To be continued due to character limit)
AIDS is a fairly slow, drawn-out death, in which a person’s health and strength until they can’t even get out of bed anymore without assistance — it simply CANNOT cause a person to just suddenly drop dead with no warning, if he was strong enough to walk around on his own just 12 hours earlier.
It’s certainly possible that he was secretly positive, I won’t deny that. But even if he was, that can’t explain his death by itself, because the circumstances just don’t fit.
But if he had the flu, along with AIDS, yes, he could die quickly.
And given that the man never stopped moving, traveling, touring, performing, the flu could have quickly turned to pneumonia. AIDS patients don’t typically die of AIDS, they die of infections their bodies can’t fight because they have AIDS.
That was my first thought. It’s sounds like he’s had AIDS and was suffering flu-like symptoms from that, but was coping, and also taking Percoset for hip and ankle pain. It’s such an addictive drug, and chronic pain is horrible to live with. As he was a proud and private person, I could easily see how he could try to medicate the pain and overdose. Thousands do it. It’s incredibly sad. Such a lovely , kind soul.
No, even with HIV/AIDS a flu can’t cause *sudden* death if the person was still physically capable of walking around without assistance just 12 hours earlier: even a flu would still have to have wiped him out too badly to even get out of bed before it could *kill* him. PWAs can certainly die suddenly of the same things that can cause anybody else to die suddenly (heart attacks, strokes, drug overdoses, etc.), but those things can’t be attributed to HIV.
Me Talk Pretty says
I’m kind of impressed by Mediatakeout for once.
I am VERY surprised/intrigued as to why yesterday there was a large, red notation that this blind and Ace were working on updating it…and now, it’s back to being a “regular” blind item………… stay tuned????
Looks like Blind Gossip’s , blind is true! Prince the poor wee soul has passed away , sooner than the summer guess!
It’s turning out to be a strange old year , lots of celebs seem to passing away at a higher rate than normal. Glad I’m not famous !
Ace. God Bless You. Blind Gossip is a class act. Very well written.
The site has crashed.
So eerie that I just read this blind this morning…RIP Prince.
I’m heartbroken. Prince died today, so this might be solved. 🙁
Ace I figured you’d be spending your day trying to fully vet this story before posting it as solved. My friends are constantly amazed about how much I know some are still skeptical, but I know BG knows all..and therefore so do I.
This is Prince. He dies today. I want to know what crazy religion told him that they could cure him.
Prince..RIP..so heartbroken today.
Prince just died today, so this is already a solved blind item. RIP.
And Prince passed away today. Sad sad sad
And now he is dead. Rest in Peace Prince.
Prince died: 4/21/16 9:30 AM in Chanhassen, MN at his home. 🙁
I’m so sick right now!! turning everything off I’m numb
Let me tell you. When I saw this on my phone I thought it was a joke. But when a received a second alert I went into STARBUCKS and was screaming/shaking “Prince is DEAD!!!!”. I was in total SHOCK! I was numb for 2 hours just sitting in my car.
@Arcadia I had to make two runs.. Bank and Store.
The bank teller was a little too jovial and smiley I thought what are you so happy about Prince is dead!
I went to the store, some customers were discussing the influence & sheer brilliance of Prince. The young guy ringing me up was obvious jealous and started to try and knock Prince. I was having non of it… I lit into him! His last words before I walked out were …
I hope I can be as influential as Prince.
RIP Prince you were one of my all time favorite EVER!
Well I guess now we know for sure. How sad.
Heartbroken today. I am so sorry this happened to the iconic Prince. Religion and Religious zealots can sometimes ruin a person. Their influence and his naïveté killed him.
Yes. I agree. RIP PRINCE. I LOVE YOU!
Oh Dear! RIP Prince!!!!
Not that it would take away the fact that he was indeed a music genius but I do wonder if he had AIDS
OMG!! You were right. But I didn’t expect it this soon. RIP Prince.
Just heard that Prince has passed away .
Looks like he was the celeb in question.
Rest in Peace, Prince .
The news just broke that Prince passed away. And yes Ace, as you stated, the report really hurt our heart. This is especially sad if as the blind noted, he believed he was cured. If there is a heaven, I hope they make him some special purple wings.
Your ‘purple wings’ comment totally made me cry. When I picture him in heaven I’m going to picture him in big glittery purple wings, flying around touching all the angels with a magical purple wand that showers gold and purple fairy dust all over them, causing joy and happiness wherever he goes.
So sad…this Blind was right
Prince died 🙁
Prince passed away this morning
Wow – very timely, with today’s news of Prince’s death at 57. RIP.
FYI, Prince just died so we will find out soon if that was a cause on his certificate.
Surfs Up says
I guess we can sadly mark this one as possibly solved. Prince 🙁
Prince has died. I am heartbroken.
Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe in miracle healings. So if this is about Prince, whoever wrote this Blind Item clearly wrote that based off their personal opinion.
Just read that Prince passed away this morning at his Minnesota home. Very sad !!!!!
Omg I just heard the news about Prince, I can’t believe this! Sounds like this story was correct, omg
Welllll, right now I’d say Prince was a pretty good guess. RIP
Prince died today. So sad that he was deceived into not taking his medication.
Prince just died.
Prince died this morning. I’m assuming this blind was about him 🙁
Oh my gosh, I just heard that Prince passed away. I think this blind is about him. So sad.
It is Prince! He died today!!
SOLVED… PRINCE IS DEAD AT AGE 57
Or it could happen even before Summer. They just announced that Prince died.
RBI Prince, flew too close to the sun
RIP, Prince 🙁
dAMN SO THIS ONE TURNED OUT TRUE. rip
There was just a death reported at Prince’s home, but they are not releasing the identity of the deceased.
I say Dennis Rodman. the reason its a laker and African American in the picture is because he played for the lakers.
I’m not sure who this is but speaking as a witness, just know that NO witness would ever advise anyone to not take doctor prescribed medicine for any illness/disease. We’re not anti-medicine or treatment. Just blood.
By the word “extreme”, I’m gonna say it’s DMX
Michael Strahan? Is this why hes leaving LIVE?
So sad! Thinking Prince. Wiki was last updated April 15 at 10:00. Right after hospital visit.
Completely UP TO DATE! Shows up to say, “still alive.” Jehovah’s got to him. Knife in my heart!
It´s hard for me to believe someone stop the medication based on … Well, if this is Prince … I really don´t know what to say. Kiss is one of the few songs that make me step out of the couch and start shaking. Love from Portugal.
Grande Queso says
Why cant this happen to a person like Kanye, Beiber, or a Kardashian? lol.
I agree with all the Prince guesses sadly. I think the picture clue is that the Lakers used to be from Minnesota, and Prince is from Minnesota as well.
Me too especially when it stated that they are keeping the item Blind. Cosby is legally blind.
For the first time I’m praying that you are wrong!
Prince isn’t African Anerican is he? I’m thinking Kobe or Lamar as they’re both ex Lakers players. Kobe has just retired so he’s been in the news recently. Very sad.
He sure is and he looks like it. What made you think he wasn’t black?
My heart is in pain realising this is Prince. Those **** have ruined yet another life.
I don’t even what to type his name…
If this is true, I am absolutely devastated!!!!!!!
Just because I don’t want this to be Prince, I’m going to go with DMX. He was recently found unresponsive in a parking lot, and he had 11 children back in the day, many with women whom he cheated on his wife with. He is apparently a born again christian. So maybe him.
“This report really hurt our heart.”
Prince has a song named “The Song of the Heart” which was in the movie
“Happy Feet”, but that is going back to 2006. Hopefully just a coincidence.
Very sexual past, in recent years went religious in a big way to the point of making some anti-gay remarks…
Sad, ironic, Prince.
Oh, no, not Prince?!?! :((((((((
I’m thinking Dennis Rodman. He looks very sick in recent photos. Prince keeps his world tight – I can’t see this being him.
I certainly hope that Cosby isn’t that popular any more.
But then I thought that it probably isn’t him. If it were, one or more of the 274 woman accusing him of rape would also be saying he gave her HIV, right?
Since that hasn’t even been a whisper, we can most likely rule him out.
Prince. He’s a Jehova’s Witness. He plays basketball. There was a skit about his basketball skills on The Dave Chapelle Show.
The Lakers used to play in Minneapolis a long time ago, hence the picture of Magic in his Lakers jersey. How sad. But Prince was out of his mind to stop his meds.
My guess was Eddie Murphy or Bobby Brown but they keep knocking up women.
But after reading comments, I agree it’s Prince. He is so elusive and private about his personal life so this had to be released by a hospital employee illegally. Very sad on every aspect. However, poetic for this dark year of 2016 deaths. 🙁
Please don’t be Prince…
I don’t know that I’m buying the Prince guess. I just saw him in concert on the 14th and his voice was PERFECTION. I couldn’t believe it. I would think the flu or any flu-like symptoms would have an effect on the voice.
I am so glad you posted this. Good to know. I think it’s Prince tho. The blind photo reminds me of Prince’s high school Basketball photo. Google the image and you’ll see the pose resemblance to Magic – the blind photo. I saw him live for Musicology. I’m not a new age person at all, but that night at the Boston Garden, I was in a trance.
Please don’t let this be Prince. If he was to die the same year as Bowie the world would be an even more darker place.
Am I the only person who thinks Tiger Woods? Isn’t he a Lakers fan? First time poster. Long time lurker!
Yeah pretty sure I’m wrong actually
I hope not.
This is probably Prince.
Sadly, I believe it’s one of the greatest performers of all time…. Prince.
This is sad. Very sad.
I’m going with Prince and I’m REALLY hoping I’m wrong.
I feel as though this hints at Kobe Bryant. Considering his past, it wouldn’t be completely surprising – in that it is definitely believable – but, if this guess is correct, then it IS surprising he was able to keep the secret under wraps this long… and it will certainly blindside most people.
Seeing the Prince comments…… I hadn’t heard the story about the emergency landing but that definitely sounds like a better guess now.
Prince. Not surprised ?
First thought was Prince so sad regardless of who it is
First reaction is Dennis Rodman
Would not surprise me, but it’s very sad
Please don’t be Kobe! Oh my goodness, this is so heartbreaking!
Don’t know why but Dennis Rodman came to mind, he’s not looking too well of late. I hope he is able to manage the illness and pain
Was going to say Kobe Bryant, but am going to guess Shaquille O’Neal ??
Sad, but not surprised.
No, those are the risks one takes when they don’t protect themselves while having sex and eventually that all catches up with one, also, his behavior of drinking and be disruptive tells me that maybe the doctors told him that. He didn’t have much time to live and he was acting out as a result.
Celebrity- Kobe Bryant
He was recently in the news for retiring…he also has had rape accusations and cheated on his wife with an 18 year old girl (“extreme sexual past”). Old enough to have contracted it in the 90s, plus Magic and Kobe both played for the Lakers. So sad whoever it is, though.
Sadly, I am 100% sure this is Prince. In the news for having to reschedule your dates and emergency landings due to “the flu” definitely considered a legend and well loved.
Something makes me think this is Prince but I sincerely hope I am wrong.
Prince. If it’s true id be surprised.
spunkie brewster says
Not surprised at all
Prince. I know he dated alot of beautiful women but is he Bi?
Straight people also get HIV/AIDS.
Not surprised at all—I mean the ’80’s were wild….
Why do I have a bad feeling the blind refers to Prince? He has been in the news with his airplane’sudden stop due to illness and is a Jehovah’s Witness (religiously clue, God cured him clue).
I’m just praying this isn’t Prince.
Going with Prince but REALLY hoping it’s not.
Kat Williams? 50Cent?
Not surprised at anything but feel bad
I don’t know, but Prince comes to mind off the top of my head. Not surprised, but very sad regardless of who it is.
or Bill Cosby but not sure that would be so sad
JUST A GUESS –
I hope it’s not Prince. But he was recently in the news as having his plane make an emergency medical stop, and he’s very religious.
Was in news for being rushed to hospital with flu – like symptoms. He’s a Jehova’s Witness and they can be very against modern medicine.
Really Sad. Not terribly surprised.
WHAT?????? Prince? NOOOOOOOOO!!!! God, that’s so incredibly sad. I hope this isn’t true.
Prince-Jehovaha’s Witnesses are doing him no favors. Loved that guy since the first time I saw him on The Midnight Special in the late 70’s.
next please says
Maybe Dennis Rodman?
unfortunately, not too surprised. 🙁
Celebrity doesn’t necessarily mean actor.
This could be a musician, athlete, etc.
Recently in the news…..
Could be anyone.
Not Prince 🙁
This sounds like Prince hence the ‘religion’ being mentioned and he has been in the press recently being ‘taken ill’ on a flight ?
Prince? I hope to God I’m wrong!
For some reason, I’m very surprised.
For some reason Prince comes to mind…..
I was in high school and college in the 90’s and remember a time when you couldn’t avoid reading about him and some kind of outrageous behavior. I wouldn’t be surprised but it is still a sad situation-for anyone, celebrity or not.
Surprised only because he seemed invincible. Very sad news
My guess is Kat Williams….he’s going off the rails, like Charlie Sheen did.
I’d say Prin ce.
Gosh, whoever it is, I sent them loving energy.
Changing my guess. I think it might be Prince. I hope it’s not Eddie or Prince.
my husband was with me when i found out Michael Jackson died, i was in shock. Then sometime after, to pull my leg, he told me Prince died and I believed him, but after a Google search, I realized he was joking. It became a running joke, every once in a while he’d say, By the way, Prince died.
People don’t realize what a powerhouse he was, I think he can play like 15 different instruments.
what a powerhouse he is….
By the way, Prince died.
Bill Cosby? Although I’m not sure he’s all that popular right now but he has been. Also his sexual past certainly has been extreme.
this is Prince Roger Nelson. Too bad.
The only person I see in the news recently is the one named Prince. But I am hoping that it isn’t him. His plane landing in my hometown for an emergency just happened last week. Other then that guess, I’ll have to wait to see others guesses
Prince is also a Jehovah witness so the gods curing him could be a hint.
Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe in miraculous healings. W
It’s just sad, no one is invincible – fame means nothing to illness
Rick James? Prince?
crack is whack says
It would truly blow my mind into little bits if it turned out to be Rick James, him being dead and all that 😉
Rick James? He died more than a decade ago.
Rick died years ago, BUT as someone noted above, Dave Chappelle had a skit about those two meeting that included Prince playing basketball in his heeled shoes.
My guess is Prince.
His erratic behavior of late is pretty worrisome, but I’m not sure how “very” popular he is.
Please, sweet baby Jesus, please don’t be Prince!
Whoever it is, it is sad. We all need to be reminded to practice safe sex. I think we thought we had AIDS down for the count.
prince for sure. he is very religious
Life has consequences and I’m sorry somebody has to face this sort of consequence.
prince maybe…sad for whoever this is
Bill Cosby comes to mind because of the “in the news” and “extreme sexual past” comments.
I hope this isn’t Prince. (Hint: crazy religious stuff, plus he had some strange mystery ailment the other day and had to be rushed to the hospital.)
Junior Mint says
Sadly, I believe this is Prince.
Cosby? Karmic justice?
I have a feeling this is Prince
I feel like this is Bill Cosby with all the rape allegations
I thought Cosby at first too, but then I wondered who would actually feel sad if he had any illness at all given what he got away with for years? If anything, I believe people would say the punishment is too little, too late at his age.
Prince fits because he is not currently involved in any scandal that I know of, and he maintains his status as a well-respected musician. His performance has always incorporated overt sexuality, but he is also a devout Jehovah’s Witness.
I get what you’re trying to say about Cosby, but no illness should be looked at as “punishment”. AIDS is a really awful disease that still has a stigma around it and saying things like that only perpetuate that.
My guess is Prince, just in the news for illness
maggie may says
Prince? But I really hope not….
Celebrity: Kobe Bryant, if it’s an athlete; Idris Elba, if it’s an actor
My mind went to Prince. His plane had to make an emergency landing because he needed medical treatment, I think. I really hope I’m wrong.
My bets are on Prince.
Please don’t be Prince! Please don’t be Prince!
IDK Bill Cosby?
Thinking this is Prince. Was a hyper sexualized musician for many years and then became devout Jehovah’s Witness. Was rushed to hospital and made emergency landing just in the past week
Dennis Rodman? I wouldn’t be surprised, but it still would be a shame.
Bill Cosby? Even if I think he’s a jerk, I would be surprised.
Please don’t let this be Prince!
Celebrity: Lamar Odom
[Optional] Surprised or not surprised? Not surprised, but I’ll bet all the guys Khloe’s bedded are sweating bullets.
Idk, my first thought was Kobe. Second guess is Will Smith bc of the religious-group comment.
Celebrity: I think it’s Prince
Surprised? Yeah, I didn’t think he was overly sexual in practice, just his music made it seem so.
He’s been quite odd and religious and there was a story recently that Kevin Smith told about working to make a documentary with Prince that never panned out and he found out that Prince films all sort of music videos for stuff that will never see the light of day. I wonder if it’s part of preparations for posthumous releases.
Also, Prince was taken to the hospital very recently for something then went to the park to show people his guitar and that he was ok and not dead yet.
I am so hopeful that this isn’t true. Sad news for whoever it is, but Prince . . .
Wow @ the never-before-seen videos. I hope he’s okay. ?
Kevin Smith – I think that was the first “Evening With…” he told that story about why he used The Time on JSBSB. So it’s been years since he did that dvd, and that was far from the first time he told that story.
He was pretty active in the 80s and 90’s. He actually had a reputation if I remember correctly.
Honestly I’m not surprised. I am sad because I feel like deep down he’s a good person… The fame just really messed with his head.
I have to agree with you. He was a Laker, like the image above and he’s been really reckless with his behavior.
Oh sh**. This better not be Prince!! He was sick on a plane the other day and had an emergency landing. Here go Hell come.
…he’s an incredible basket ball player ☹️?
…AND he’s a Jehovas Witness. Oh dear
Don’t think it says the person is a basketball player.
The basketball reference could point to the skit Dave chapelle did. It was something about prince, pancakes and basketball (if my spotty memory serves me)
No, but there IS that famous Chapelle Show sketch where they play basketball. Shirts vs blouses ?
I really hope it’s not Prince ? that would be heartbreaking…
Grande Queso says
“Here go hell come” is one of the best lines ever! lol! My husband and I still say it to each other all the time.
Prince was recently in the news as being ill so I’m going with him as my guess. It’s very sad whoever it is.
I think this is correct. It’s sad that we’re seeing new celebrities with HIV and AIDS. It means that people are forgetting that there is still no cure and we all have to continue to be vigilant.
Oh my god. I will be so sad if this is correct. ?
I was going to say Eddie, but this makes more sense. The Purple One recently diverted his plane from down south to Minneapolis over to Chicago for an emergency landing due to “health issues”.
Isn’t he a Jehovah’s Witness, too? that would be the religious angle.
Nice guess. He is also very religious, so he would be inclined to receive advise from a religious leader.
This is Prince for sure – and now I’m wondering if Vanity had AIDS as well. She recently passed with a mysterious “long-time” illness that was never really talked about. I’m betting she truly passed from AIDS complications, which would also explain why she became so religious once she left Prince.
Vanity was also a heroin addict most of her life. She also dated Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Vanity had Kidney failure
Qitta Aswad says
That’s exactly what I was thinking. I’ve had two high school friends pass away within a decade from complications due to AIDS, and both of them experienced organ failure, finally dying when their kidneys shut down. It crossed my mind when I heard that Vanity was a heroin addict and now I’m really inclined to believe that both she and Prince died of AIDS with one probably getting it from the other.
someone has died at the Prince Estate but not saying who it was.
Prince and he just died
yea.. that is very sad news. 🙁
He has just died, how sad.
Just read he passed away so this could be about him.
Prince is dead. That was quick.
I was expecting to see it solves when I logged on today.
Considering the devastating news today, it had to be Prince. RIP Purple One
Looks like this is true. Wow Prince passes 3 days after this comes out, gave me chills. Very sad.
could be prince,,,he died todat 4/21/2016
This is horrible. Thanks for the warning, Ace. He was the last of the best.
RIP Prince. What a great entertainer he was
And one of the Lakers colors is purple! Ugh… Too bad. And must have broke BG yesterday, I couldn’t find your page!! 😉
Qitta Aswad says
I believe he died of AIDS as well. Very sad!
Several thoughts after researching Prince’s death for the past few days.
I find it interesting that this post was started on 4/18/16 as was his last tweet as well as his last Instagram which once stated “Just when you thought you were safe.” (The caption was posthumously deleted). Is this coincidental?
We now know he had chronic mouth (thrush, esophageal candidiasis) and stomach pain, weight loss, decreased appetite, decreased food and water intake, frequent vomiting and nausea, hip…
Sorry Prince’s last Instagram was on the 14th. The day of the Atlanta trip and the plane flight/hospitalization. My bad on the date. That makes me feel better. 🙂