In New Memoir, Prince’s Ex-wife Says he ‘Never Got Over’ Death of Son


Prince never got over the death of his son, the late music icon’s ex-wife revealed in an interview promoting her memoir, The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince. “I don’t think he ever got over it,” Mayte Garcia told People magazine. “I don’t know how anybody can get over it. I know I haven’t.” Garcia gave birth to their son, Amir, on October 16, 1996, but the child was born with Pfeiffer syndrome type 2, a rare genetic disorder, and lived only six days. Garcia wrote in the book that Prince and her were not worried about a doctor’s warnings about potential abnormalities because they were simply “elated” to have a child on the way. “I don’t know how to describe the look on my husband’s face,” she recalled of the c-section delivery. “Pure joy.” However, she added, “And then they held the baby up to those harsh lights. The elation on my husband’s face turned to pure terror.”


SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet