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Publicist: Prince's Remains Cremated, Service Held

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Saturday, 23 Apr 2016 07:57 PM

Prince's publicist says the music superstar's remains have been cremated and a small group of family, friends and musicians have celebrated his life in a private ceremony.

Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement Saturday that Prince's remains have been cremated and their "final storage" will be private.

The 57-year-old singer died Thursday at his Paisley Park compound in suburban Minneapolis. An autopsy was done Friday but no cause has been announced.

The publicist's statement said the cause of death remains unknown. It said it will be at least four weeks before results are released.

Family and former bandmates of superstar Prince were seen arriving at the late musician's estate in suburban Minneapolis at 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

Percussionist Sheila E. and bassist Larry Graham were both spotted at Paisley Park, his studio compound in Chanhassen. Prince's sister Tyka Nelson and brother-in-law Maurice Phillips have also been seen on the grounds.

Thousands of fans have been flocking to Paisley Park and other sites made famous by Prince since he was found dead Thursday morning. They've been leaving flowers, balloons, guitars and even pancakes in his memory.

A cause of death for the "Purple Rain star" has not been released.

A state senator in Minnesota is pushing to make the official state color purple in honor of music superstar Prince.

Sen. Karin Housley tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that she plans to introduce a bill Monday hoping to make the color Minnesota's.

Housley says she's a huge Prince fan and that seeing the world lit up in purple makes her proud. She says Prince was special and "he was ours."

Housley never met the musician but says she and former NHL hockey player Phil Housley, her fiance at the time, once waited for three hours outside of the Minneapolis club First Avenue. They wanted to catch a glimpse of Prince after a show.

She says Prince gave the couple a nod and that she was "in heaven" for the rest of her life.

 

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