SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Bay Area is reacting to the death of pop music superstar Prince.
The 57-year-old was found dead Thursday morning at his recording studios in Minnesota, only days after battling a severe flu, officials said.
“Well, first, I didn’t want to believe it was true,” KFOG radio deejay Matt Pinfield said. “I mean 57 years old is so young. I’ve been a Prince fan since I was a teenager. I discovered him around the time of controversy, and I’ve been a fan ever since.”
SPECIAL SECTION: Remembering Prince
Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Prince made his musical debut in 1978 with the release of his album “For You.” Prince, who was well-known for his wide vocal range, sang all his songs and played guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards.
Pinfield started at KFOG this week, taking over the morning show. He explains his experience with Prince, both in his career and growing up listening to him.
Watch the above video to see his reaction to Prince’s death.