On April 21, 2016, the music icon Prince unexpectedly died of an accidental overdose of the self administered powerful painkiller fentanyl. He apparently died in his elevator and his body was not found until six hours after he passed away.
It was a real shock that Prince had died because he had just played two sold-out concerts in the Bay Area followed by private parties the “Purple One” hosted for his fans. He was alive and vibrant just days before he died.
Prince photos by Jay Blakesberg
That afternoon, KGO Radio’s Pat Thurston, (who was filling in for Brian Copeland that day) called BAM’s Kenny Wardell to ask him to be a guest on the show to talk about Prince and what he knew about Prince’s one last kiss to the Bay Area.
The second audio clip here is Ronn Owens and the announcement that Prince had died.