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Prince's estate releases late artist's note about 'intolerance' for his birthday

Prince's estate releases late artist's note about 'intolerance' for his birthday
Late artist Prince's 62nd birthday was Sunday. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

June 7 (UPI) -- Prince's estate posted on Instagram a photo of a handwritten note the late music icon had penned denouncing intolerance.

"Prince dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, advocating for black excellence, and spreading the message of 'Love 4 One Another.' In this note that he kept in his personal archives, he wrote a message that still resonates today. 'Nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than INTOLERANCE (between) Black, white, red, yellow, boy or girl. INTOLERANCE." #Love4OneAnother #Prince," the estate said in its post Saturday.

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The undated note was scrawled in cursive on lined notebook paper.

Sunday was Prince's 62nd birthday. He died in 2016 of a fentanyl overdose at his residential compound in Chanhassen, Minn.

His words about intolerance were posted as thousands of people continue to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man, allegedly at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer.

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In 2015, he wrote and recorded the song "Baltimore" in honor of Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody in the titular Maryland city.

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