2016 is turning out to be a dangerous year for music fans. Earlier this year, we lost David Bowie, and now rock'n'roll legend Prince passed away. The influential musician passed away in his home in Minnesota at the age of 57. Prince became a global phenomenon in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times. Not only was he a terrific vocalist, he was an expert who could play all instruments you'd find in a classic rock setting.

Watch him shredding on his Telecaster during this awesome rendition of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

If you're still just getting to know Prince's music, we recommend these 10 songs that prove how amazing he was.

Rest in peace, you absolute legend.

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