Prince was a revolutionary, a man who changed what we think and known about music and the music industry.
But like many of the world’s biggest stars, he was a lover of the Caribbean.
And for Prince, it was Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the region’s top celebrity hotspots.
A frequent visitor to the archipelago, Prince was a homeowner there as well, having purchased a home in the Turtle Tail section of Providenciales.
His relationship with the British Overseas Territory was such that the TCI put out a message of condolence this week upon his passing.
“Prince was a homeowner and frequent visitor of the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands,” said Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Dr Rufus Ewing and the Minister of Tourism Porsha Stubbs-Smith. “He was often seen enjoying the sites of the islands and mingling with locals and visitors alike. On his many visits he also worked with local artists helping them to improve their craft.”
“Prince was music,” the TCI said “He was arguably one of the most influential musicians of modern times with hit records that transcended genres, race and age. Prince’s creativity and impact will forever live on in the hearts of those that loved him. We join the world in mourning the loss of a legend.”