Watch Stevie Wonder Tear Up Talking About Prince (Video)

In an interview on CNN Thursday night, Stevie Wonder couldn’t quite hold it together while speaking with Anderson Cooper

Last Updated: April 21, 2016 @ 9:14 PM

Prince’s death on Thursday had a profound emotional impact on both those who knew him and those who did not. Stevie Wonder is one of those who did — and it showed when he spoke with Anderson Cooper on CNN Thursday night.

“I think I would probably break down if I were to play a song right now,” Wonder said, choking up as he uttered the words. “I’m just glad I was able to say to him, ‘I love you,’ the last time I saw him.”

Wonder did play a version of “Purple Rain” on a piano live on the air, however.

Prince was found dead Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. Local medical examiners will perform an autopsy on Friday. Prince reportedly had received treatment for a drug overdose earlier in the week.

You can watch the video of Stevie Wonder reflecting on Prince above.

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