As the world continues to mourn over the death of musical legend and icon Prince, many close friends have chimed in to give their most memorable moments with the singer. One of whom happens to be the late singer’s ex fiancee and longtime friend Sheila E.

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Still trying to cope with the shocking news that of one of the greatest musicians to ever exist has passed away, is very hard. Not only for his fans but his close friends, family and artists whose lives he touched and inspired. Prince’s ex fiancee Sheila E worked alongside him early in his career and as she recalls,

“He recorded differently than any other artist I have ever recorded with.”

Sheila E shared the stage with him and was one of the closet people to him. Not only was he talented but he loved to support and give back. According to Sheila, they would visit sick children in hospitals to perform for them and he would support less known artists. She says,

“He loved working with women and helping them and encouraging them.”

Sheila recalls the day she heard about Prince’s emergency landing, and how she immediately reached out to him. After being told that the singer was resting and fine, days later he was dead. Fortunately, like us Sheila still remembers the positive things about the legend and cherishes his memories.