Tyka Nelson opens up about the passing of The Purple One
Prince‘s sister has opened up about the sudden and tragic passing of the ‘Purple Rain’ icon, revealing that she was fully expecting him to die young.
The ‘Kiss’ icon was found dead at his Minnesota Paisley Park home back in April, before an inquest found that he died of an accidental overdose of painkillers. He was just 57-years-old.
Now, his sister Tyka Nelson has given a frank interview about Prince’s behaviour in his final years.
“I knew that it was coming,” she told Entertainment Tonight about his death. “He said it a couple of years ago: ‘I’ve done everything that I’ve come to do. I was crushed for about two years.”
Nelson continued: “I’ve had two years to deal with it, but there’s a lot of people that have only had from April to now, so I guess I would say give it another year and a half and maybe you’ll be where I’m at.”
Speaking of the vast wealth of over 2,000 unheard songs in the legendary vault at his Paisley Park home and recording compound, she added: “He’s written a massive amount of music and in one of our conversations, he said, ‘How I want to be remembered is as one of the most prolific writers in the world. So I’m going to do everything that I can to make that dream come true.”
This week, a video tour of Prince’s Paisely Park home was unveiled – before it opens its doors as a museum later this month.
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