Twitter users are pointing to the fact the late Prince‘s Twitter avatar has changed, perhaps in relation to his recently reported death.
Where once the illustration of the ‘When Doves Cry’ singer depicted him wearing tri-shades, he is now seen to be wearing no shades, with his eyes closed but his ‘third eye’ (a mythological concept that refers to a perceptive ‘inner eye’ that sees more deeply than our normal eyesight) open.
Some suggested the changed occurred after his death.
Yet other Twitter users claimed that the change occurred before his death, and perhaps indicates anticipation of his fate.
As reported by TMZ and later confirmed by Associated Press, the musician was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, has made the following statement: “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”
Tributes poured in from across the entertainment world, with Boy George tweeting, “Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!” and Spike Lee posting, “I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humour.”