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Because it's important that everyone keep up with everyone else's opinions on everything, Gene Simmons of KISS was asked for his thoughts on various musicians' deaths in a Newsweek interview on Tuesday. He said he considered David Bowie's death "tragic," because it was a "real sickness," but Prince's death he thought of as "pathetic" and a "choice."

The 66-year-old rocker told Newsweek, "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."