Remembering Prince and his times in LA

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Fans around the world, and here in Southern California, are remembering music superstar Prince.

His body was found at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota this morning. He was 57.

There’s no official cause of death as yet.

Prince may have had a home in the Midwest, but he did a lot of recording and performing here in Los Angeles.

Reaction from local leaders poured in today. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he remembers watching “Purple Rain” with a girlfriend in eighth grade, and later getting to meet the singer after a performance at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Former Lakers great Magic Johnson called Prince a “a true legend and a musical genius.”

L.A. actor and host Mario Lopez said Prince made the “soundtrack to my generation.”

Patrice Rushen worked with Prince in the 1970s and 1980s. She is a musician and award-winning composer who teaches at USC. She joined Eric J. Lawrence, KCRW’s music librarian and D.J., to talk about Prince’s connections with L.A.: