Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Prince’s Family Planning Memorial And Public Tribute in ‘Near Future’

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*We all know that Prince was cremated a couple of days after his death on April 21 at the age of 57 in Minnesota.

However, despite erroneous reports, there’s been no memorial service for him, but now one is being planned by his family.

“We would like everyone to know that, contrary to previous and current reports, there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organized or authorized by the family or Paisley Park representatives,” Prince’s siblings said in a statement. “Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future.”

“Prince and his music influenced so many people that we feel inspired to celebrate his life and legacy in just the right way,” the statement continued. “We appreciate the public’s patience and have been comforted by your outpouring of love, support and condolences. We look forward to sharing with the world this celebration of, and farewell to, our Prince.”

READ RELATED STORY: Faith Evans, Eric Benet, Aloe Blacc Added to Prince Tribute in L.A.

In the meantime, fans flocked to Paisley Park after news of his death and turned the outside fences and gates into a makeshift memorial, complete with flowers, signs and notes as well as purple balloons—a nod to his nickname, “The Purple One.”

In Los Angeles on Friday evening, thousands of fans gathered to attend a free tribute concert to Prince, which featured performances from his band, New Power Generation. Also appearing was Faith Evans and Eric Benet. Additionally Stevie Wonder and Aloe Blacc were present and performed “Purple Rain.”

Meanwhile, according to E! News, Prince’s former drummer and fiancée, Sheila E said a public musical celebration in honor of the singer was being organized and that she will serve as its musical director.

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