Prince Fans Pay Tribute
Prince died Thursday at age 57. Fans in Minnesota have responded with an outpouring of grief, but they also found a proper way to honor the singer. They held impromptu dance parties, decked out in purple clothing and Prince gear, and lined the streets with purple flowers and stuffed animals. Fans also camped out near Paisley Park, Prince’s home and recording studio, bringing bouquets of flowers and signs. Prince’s music transcended multiple genres and generations, and it defied the standard of creative freedom in the music industry. Following news of Prince’s death, President Obama issued a statement calling the singer “a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader and an electrifying performer.” Prince’s death follows a series of postponed concerts and an emergency medical landing last week. The official autopsy is set to be performed today. Read more here.