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
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 22, 2016
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.