ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgians are looking back on the life and career of Prince.
You can hear Prince's music outside of Odyssey Records, where workers say a steady flow of fans purchased his CDs Thursday. News of his death doesn't seem real to customer Courtney Crawford.
"I was kind of shocked," said Courtney Crawford. "I was like is this true is he really dead?"
Reginald Robinson says he's still in shock.
"You just listened to his music from every decade when he first came out," said Reginald Robinson.
Tory Griffin sits on his couch, glued to the TV as he watches Prince music videos.
"I was taken back," said Tory Griffin. "I couldn't do anything at work for a moment and people were laughing because my co-workers had already talked about. Did anyone call Tory and tell him because they knew I would be struck."
The 57-year-old singer defined the sound of the '80's with songs like "Purple Rain" and "Kiss."
"Prince is a true artists," said Griffin. "An artist in the truest sense of the word."
"He inspired," said Crawford. "I think so many artists have copied him."
His large catalog of music has left fans having a hard time picking their favorite song.
"How can you pick one prince song," said Griffin.
"Diamonds and Pearls," said Robinson.
"Purple Rain" of course," said Crawford.
Fans say Prince's style and artistry will never be matched.
"Who stood out more than Prince," said Griffin. "With his style, everything about his performances."
"Rest in Peace Prince," said Robinson. "Your music will live on."
The circumstances surrounding Prince's death remains under investigation.