Ray Hair, International President of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), responded to the death of Prince, a long-term member AFM Local 30-73, the Twin Cities Musicians’ Union, in St. Paul-Minneapolis.
“We are devastated about the loss of Prince, a member of our union for over 35 years. Prince was not only a talented and innovative musician, but also a true champion of musicians’ rights. Musicians—and fans throughout the world will miss him. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans grieving right now.”