the original line is "goodnight, sweet prince/and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" spoken by Horatio in Shakespeare's Hamlet
the phrase goodnight, sweet prince is used on photos of celebs that arent dead
by johnny813 December 11, 2010
What the internet writes on pictures of celebrities along with
(celebrity DOB) - (current year) when it's trying to convince you they died recently. This has evolved beyond an actual trick into a treasured meme.
The picture said "Soulja Boy 1990-2008" and at the bottom "Goodnight, Sweet Prince", but I know he's not really dead.
by angelbot March 17, 2008
A phrase mostly used on internet forums such as 4chan when a major celebrety (usually a black male) "dies". This is not usually the case, and usually it is used to trick people into thinking that said person has died. (A corresponding picture will most likely accompany a non-matching name.)
The phrase takes its origin from The Big Lebowski, a 1998 movie starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, whose character (Walter) utters the phrase as Steve Buscemi's character's (Donny) ashes are spread into the ocean.
someone posted that will smith died, but his pic said eddie murphy! oh, that's a goodnight, sweet prince.
by CoJon the Jew December 30, 2008

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