Gene Simmons Calls Prince’s Death ‘Pathetic’ — OMG!

Gene Simmons

Wow — we’ve heard Gene Simmons without a filter before, but this is on another level!

As we all know, Prince shockingly passed away last month at the young age of 57 in his Minnesota home. Although the cause of death has yet to be revealed, authorities say the case is being treated as a possible drug overdose.

In a new interview with Newsweek, when asked about the recent deaths of several music icons, the Kiss musician said:

“Bowie was the most tragic of all because it was real sickness. All the other ones were a choice.”

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And when asked about the Purple Rain singer specifically, Gene said:

“His drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold?”

Sheesh.

Simmons continued:

“I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them. I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that. 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.”

Wow.

Whether this is believed to be true or not, Simmons also admitted he’s never been drunk or high a day in his life (aside from at the dentist):

“I’ve never been high or drunk in my life. I have to validate that: Except in a dentist’s chair where they knock you out. I’ve never been high or drunk. I don’t care if anybody believes it or not. It’s just a personal life choice. I can almost understand drinking or getting high if it made my schmeckel bigger, or made me smarter, but nothing happens.”

Simmons’ band mate Paul Stanley took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize for the 66-year-old’s harsh statements saying:

We agree!

Probably best to stay quiet until the exact cause of death is known — and even then…

[Image via WENN.]

May 10, 2016 5:23pm PDT

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