The world was shocked this week to learn of the death of award-winning musician Prince. At the time of this writing, the cause of Prince’s death has not been released to the public, but there is plenty of speculation out there. While, of course, reasonable explanations have arisen, there are also the slightly unhinged explanations for Prince’s death flooding social media.
The craziest so far has got to be from Alex Jones over at Infowars. Jones believes that Prince may have been the victim of a government conspiracy. The reason? His outspoken opposition to the phenomenon known as chemtrails…
Yesterday, Jones’ website ran an article with the headline: “Did The Chemtrail Flu Kill Prince And Merle Haggard?”
The article goes on to speculate that Prince may have been suffering from a mysterious illness known as “Chemtrail Flu.” That is, an unknown flu-like illness said by conspiracy theorists to be spread via chemtrails.
As evidence, Jones cites an April 21 news story from TMZ that reported Prince’s jet needed to make an unscheduled landing in Illinois on April 15 due to a medical emergency.
The following day, Prince supposedly told his fans at a concert that he was battling the flu.
The final piece of evidence Jones presents is this 2010 interview in which Prince speaks out against chemtrails and speculates as to their purpose.
Hmm, now that is an interesting theory. The question, though, is does it have any basis in reality? He may have suffered from some odd strain of flu, but one spread via chemical agents in jet trails? Probably not. I think we’ll just have to accept that Prince passed away for no good reason. Life is terrible like that sometimes.
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