Stevie Wonder Reflects On The Death Of Prince

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(Radio.com) Stevie Wonder has been making music for more than half a century and speaking his mind on social issues along the way. In 1980, the "Superstition" singer lobbied on behalf of making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday, and his music was a fixture of the Obama White House--frequent walk-on music for events the former president and First Lady attended.

Wonder also discussed Prince's sudden death in 2016, expressing admiration for the Purple Rain star as both a musician and a friend. He recalled performing at the Official Prince Tribute Concert.

"It was hard to convey a message because I was in so much pain," he said. "Not saying I wasn't with the others. But we had previously, very recently talked and talked about his future and things that he wanted to do and how inspired he was with the things he wanted to do. It lets you know: Hey, tomorrow's not promised to anyone. But you say, 'God, why him?'" Read more here.

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