David Cameron has paid tribute to Prince, who died unexpectedly aged just 57 and has opened up about his long-held passion for the late artist’s work.
In a speech earlier today, the Prime Minister said, “I, like millions of others, have been a huge, passionate Prince fan for as long as I can remember and will continue to enjoy his wonderful music on a near-daily basis long after his tragic and untimely passing.”
“I was shocked and saddened to hear of his death,” he continued, “and Samantha and I immediately sat down together next to the gramophone to put on our favourite record of his – Purple Haze.”
This isn’t the first time Mr Cameron has revealed his favourite music, having listed The Smiths, REM and Benny Hill among his most loved artists, but in an apparent break from tradition, this is the first time he has been so candid about being a fan of a brown musician.
He added, “While my wife and I had an emotional evening together and the rest of the world today mourns this massive loss, his memory will live on in his revolutionary music and through his siblings: Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon and Janet.”
Jeremy Corbyn has yet to comment officially on the passing of Prince, but a source close to the Labour leader has revealed that he initially got his hopes up thinking it was an actual royal prince and is now in a bit of a sulk.