Prince's death, Day 20: Gene Simmons apologizes

May 11, 2016 1:50 AM

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Prince's death, Day 20: Gene Simmons apologizes

9:46 p.m. ET: Gene Simmons is apologizing for calling Prince's death "pathetic" in an interview with Newsweek. "Bowie was the most tragic of all because it was real sickness," said Kiss singer in the interview. "(Prince's) drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold?"

Simmons also expressed admiration for Prince, saying he "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, he added, "how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant...

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