Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson has spoken publicly about her brother’s death. Prince died on Thursday, April 21 at his Paisley Park Estate in Minnesota.
“Hi, Thank U 4 Loving My Brother! He LOVED Playing His Music & I KNOW He Loved U 2… Tyka. John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that lay down his life for his friend,” the devout Christian shared.
Even in her own grief Tyka comforted fans who gathered at Prince’s estate on the evening of his death. Thanking them for the outpouring of love and support she once again reminded the world that “He loved all of you. Thank you for loving him back.”
Tyka Nelson has turned her Facebook page into a tribute to her brother, changing her cover photo to the unpronounceable symbol Prince used when he was in a legal dispute with Warner Brothers over the rights to his music. Prince’s sister also posted a video from gospel singer CeCe Winans “Don’t Cry For Me” as she shared her grief.
Fans and celebrities continue to pay tribute to the iconic singer and songwriter. Overwhelmed by all the love and support over the past 24 hours Tyka posted to Facebook early Friday, April 22, saying, “Thank U ALL from the bottom of my heart!”
Tyka had a troubled past which involved drug addiction and a life of prostitution. Tyka may not have survived if Prince had not helped his younger sister by check into rehab.
Coming out of the dark part of her life Tyka Nelson became a Gospel singer and recorded 6 albums. Her Facebook page indicates she is a graduate of the University of the Holy Spirit in Boston.
The entire world was shocked by Prince’s death, just six days after an emergency landing was made in Moline, Illinois due to a drug overdose from opiates. Prince was treated for an opiate overdose with an emergency injection and then left the hospital within a few hours against recommendations – allegedly because he couldn’t get a private room.
A statement on the official cause of Prince’s death has not yet been released though there is suspicion of an opiate overdose. Prince was pre-deceased by his father John Nelson and mother Mattie Nelson and half-brother Duane Nelson.
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