Prince, 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

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Although Prince was said to be "extremely happy" and "upbeat" over the past few months, he wasn't without his ups and downs. The legendary singer battled the flu, but continued to perform for his fans to prove that he was going to be OK. Leading up to Thursday, it was becoming increasingly clear that he went from healthy icon to sick star.

October 2015: Prince joins Instagram and allows himself to connect with his fans in an entirely new way. He maintained his sense of humor on the social media platform, often turning pictures of himself into memes. His most recent post was just one week ago, and it was a blank white square without a caption.

LeBron James dressed as the "When Doves Cry" singer for Halloween, performing some of his megahits for a crowd. Prince gave his seal of approval by sharing the videos on his own Instagram page.

November 2015: Prince cancels European tour in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. It was said to be postponed, but a later date was never given.

Dec. 12, 2015: Prince releases new album, Hit n Run Phase 2. He promoted it throughout the rest of the month on his social media pages and interacted with fans who gave their opinions on his recent work.

Prince, Super Bowl, 2007

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Dec. 31, 2015: Prince arrives in St. Barts for New Year's Eve, where he was attending Roman Abramovich's exclusive party that had many A-listers. He was spotted arriving at the airport wearing all black.

Jan. 10, 2016: Prince begins lighting rehearsals for his tour.

Jan. 21, 2016: Prince hosts Paisley at the Park concert called Piano and a Microphone.

February 2016: Prince brings Piano and a Microphone performance to Australia. He performs in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

Feb. 28, 2016: Prince performs in Oakland, Calif., at the Paramount Theater. He posted a picture of himself at the after-party the next day.


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March 2016: Prince continues his tour and even announces a new memoir set to be released in October 2017.

April 2016: Prince cancels two concerts. He decides to rest before performing in Atlanta, but after the show his private plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois because he had suffered a medical emergency. After about three hours, Prince got back on the plane and returned home.

He gave his final performance last Thursday.

April 21, 2016: Prince is found dead in his home.

Rest in peace, Prince. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

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