Gene Simmons Calls Prince’s Death ‘Pathetic’


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Gene Simmons said Prince killed himself.

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“I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them,” Simmons said during an interview with Newsweek. “I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that.” (RELATED: Gene Simmons: Donald Trump Is ‘Good For The Political System’)

“But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you, but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.”

“His drugs killed him,” he added. “What do you think, he died from a cold?” (RELATED: PRINCE — DEAD AT 57)

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Simmons added that he’s never been “high or drunk in [his] life.”

He later said that David Bowie’s death was “tragic.”

“Bowie was the most tragic of all because it was real sickness,” Simmons said. “All the other ones were a choice.” (RELATED: Prince Treated For Drug Overdose Days Before His Death: Report)