RIP Prince: A Life in Photos

Today we lost music icon, Prince. From his beginnings in Minneapolis to worldwide influence, Prince taught us all what it really meant to stay true to yourself and make a true impact while doing so. Here's an in-depth look at his extraordinary life.

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1970: Prince performs on stage.

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1980: Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line.

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1980: Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line.

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1981: Prince poses for a photo in the Netherlands.

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1981: Prince performs onstage at the Palladium in New York.

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1981: Prince performing in NYC at the Palladium.

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1982: Prince poses for a portrait.

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1984: Prince performs in NYC.

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1984: Prince performing on stage during his Purple Rain Tour in France.

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1985: Prince collects the award for Best International Artist at the BRIT Awards in London.

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1985: Prince performs in the UK.

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1986: Prince performing at Wembley Arena in London.

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1987: Prince arrivies at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London.

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1987: Prince Performs in Berlin, Germany.

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1988: Prince in concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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1988: Prince performs live at Wembley Arena in London, England.

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1990: Prince performing in Minneapolis.

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1990: Prince on stage.

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1991: Prince arrives at the Mtv/Vh1 Party in Round House, London.

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1991: Prince at MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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1992: Prince in concert at Earl's Court, London. 

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1992: Prince in concert in London.

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1993: Prince performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York. 

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1993: Prince performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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1994: Prince attends the opening of his shop in Camden in London.

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1994: Prince posed with the New Power Generation  in The Netherlands.

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1995: Prince in concert at the Birmingham in the UK.

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1995: Prince performing on stage during The Ultimate Live Experience in the UK.

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1996: Prince guest stars on NBC News' "Today".

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1997: Prince  performing at the San Jose Event Center in San Jose California.

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1997: Prince performing at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View California. 

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1999: Prince and his then wife poses for photographers at the De Beer and Versace Diamonds are forever charity fashion.

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2000: Prince at a press conference where he officially changed his name from the Artist back to Prince.  

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2001: Prince performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

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2004: Prince performs the song Purple Rain at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.

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2004: Beyonce performs Purple Rain with musician Prince at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards 

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2005: Prince presents an award on stage during the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards.

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2005: Prince on the 77th Annual Academy Awards.

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2006: Prince is presented with his inductee trophy at the UK Music Hall Of Fame 2006 in London, England. 

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2007: Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI in Miami Gardens, Florida.  

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2008: Alicia Keys and Prince on stage at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles.

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2008: Prince attends the Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics game in Los Angeles.

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2009: Prince performs his first of three shows onstage during "One Night... Three Venues" hosted by Prince and Lotusflow3r.com held at NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Mariah Carey and Prince attend the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary Gala in New York City.

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2010: Prince in the audience at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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2010: Chaka Khan, Prince and Patti LaBelle embrace onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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2011: Prince performs onstage during the Welcome 2 America Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, California. 

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2011: Prince performs during his Welcome 2 America tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  

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2011: Prince performs during his Welcome 2 Europe tour in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  

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2011: Prince performs during his Welcome 2 Europe"tour at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  

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2012: Mary J. Blige and recording artist Prince perform onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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2013: Prince performs onstage during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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2013: Prince onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES in Los Angeles.

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2014: Prince attends the Roland Garros French Tennis Open 2014 in Paris, France. 

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2015: Prince onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

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2015: Prince walks onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.

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2016: Prince and model Damaris Lewis take in the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oakland, California.