Just days before his tragic death, Prince was happy and relaxed, riding his bike without a care in the world. One of Prince’s final, joyful moments was caught on camera, and it’s so heartbreaking! Click through to see the photos!
Though he would pass away under mysterious circumstances just three days later at the age of 57, Prince seemed to be elated and the picture of health as he rode his bike around Paisley Park on Monday, April 18. The bittersweet moment was photographed by one of Prince’s neighbors, Heather Hofmeister — click through to see the photos!
Prince’s neighbor Heather, who lives just a mile down the road from Paisley Park, Prince’s gorgeous estate in Minnesota, spotted the iconic singer going for a spin on his bike on April 18 and decided to capture the moment. She didn’t know that it would be one of the final images ever seen of the late singer. CLICK HERE to see the photo!
Prince was having a great time on his bike ride, according to Heather, cruising around the neighborhood for about an hour with a huge smile on his face; there was nothing that seemed amiss with the singer, no fatigue, no disruptions to his fun ride. Prince had been out on his bike a lot lately, according to TMZ, taking a ride around the parking lot at the mall while waiting for his girlfriend to finish up shopping. How cool would it have been to witness that? Sign up for 30 free days of Amazon music and stream Prince’s greatest hits.
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The Carver County Sheriff’s office revealed in a press conference on April 22 that Prince was last seen alive, by staffers, at around 8:00pm on April 20 at Paisley Park, two days after the photos were taken. Those same staffers found his body at about 9:47am on April 21. They had tried to get in touch with Prince, and panicked when he repeatedly didn’t answer, according to the sheriff. They discovered his body in the elevator on the first floor of his house. There were no signs of trauma, and nothing that indicated a suicide.
Though an autopsy has been completed, results won’t be released until a toxicology report is done; his cause of death is still a mystery. As HollywoodLife.com previously told you, the singer allegedly overdosed on Percocet on April 15, and was rescued by a “save shot.” This is so tragic and shocking. The music world is inconsolable that their hero and colleague is gone forever, and it’s just too sad to bear!
HollywoodLifers, were you as emotional as we were seeing this last photo of Prince? Tell us in the comments!