En route to becoming the most prolific pop star of his period, Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016) bent both gender and genre.
At once a guitar god, keyboard king and dance-floor deity, Prince was rock 'n' roll royalty, fluent in funk and just as glad to play some jazz. His untimely death at the age of 57 in 2016 left a shocked world wanting more.
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With his Asia tour, the Saudi Crown Prince wants to expand economic relations. But five months after the assassination of the journalist Jamal Kashoggi in a Saudi consulate, and continuing criticism from the West, the aim is most likely to present himself as a political leader who still has international partners.
Scientists have reexamined the skeleton of the prince, who died 3,846 years ago. They say injuries found on his bones point to the "oldest political assassination in history," probably by an "experienced warrior."