Legendary singer Prince has been finally cremated and his family and friends held a private memorial service. His family handed out gifts to some fans who were gathered outside Paisley Park.
After Prince’s shocking death on Thursday, April 21, hundreds of mourning fans gathered outside his Paisley Park Estate in Chanhassen, Minnessota where a small private memorial service was held by his family and friends. According to Fox News, his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure did not include in her statement where the service was held but said that his “final storage” would be private and a musical celebration to honor his memory would be set in a future date.
“Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private. We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time. The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration.” the representative said as reported by ET.
The security fence around the estate was covered with purple balloons, flowers, and signs honoring the famous singer. As witnessed by ET, his sisters with help from Damaris Lewis, and a few other women gave out purple hat boxes to fans and thanking them. His sister, Tyka Nelson said to his fans, “Thank you all for loving my brother.”
The purple hat boxes was the same like the ones that were given to people who bought VIP packages on his “Piano & a Microphone Tour”. It contained different vintage tour memorabilia. One fan received a box with a black t- shirt with a “3121” printed on it and a memorial booklet. “3121” was the title of Prince’s 31’st album released on March 21, 2006.
E! Online reported, Percussionist, Sheila E. and bassist Larry Graham were seen at the estate too during the memorial service. Graham hugged fans and also gave thanks for supporting them in this heartbreaking time. “We appreciate that. And I know that Sheila feels the same way that I feel, that Prince made us all a better musician. Spiritually is the most important thing, he was a very spiritual man. But as a musician, he pushed is he made us better and so we miss him deeply.” he said. Judith Hill and Chanhassen Mayor, Denny Laufenburger were also there to pay their respects to the late singer.
While the late “Purple Rain” singer’s family, friends, and fans were mourning, the result on his autopsy done on Friday was yet to be released. His publicist said that it would be received at least four weeks.