Prince was celebrated by a group of his “most beloved” family, friends and musicians after he was cremated. The celebration took place in a small private service.
According to his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, the 57-year-old music superstar’s friends and family came together “in a private, beautiful ceremony” to say a loving goodbye.
Prince’s remains have been cremated and were stored in a private place.
“We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time.” Noel-Schure said.
The statement did not disclose where the service took place.
However, friends such as bassist Larry Graham and percussionist Sheila E. were both seen on Saturday entering Prince’s suburban Minneapolis estate, Paisley Park.
Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, and brother-in-law Maurice Phillips were also spotted on the grounds. Catering trucks were also seen in the same area.
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According to TMZ, staff members were seen as they were unloading items for the memorial. Several bouquets of flowers, catered food and tables were being taken inside.
It was also reported that there was no knowledge about what exactly will take place in Paisley Park. But reports said that the family had been planning something personal for Prince.
A large number of fans showed up outside the estate. There was a security fence, which was covered with purple balloons, flowers, signs and more to honour Prince.
The musician lived and recorded at the compound, says The Globe and Mail.
Prince took his last breath at Paisley Park on Thursday. An autopsy was done Friday. However, authorities have not announced a cause of death. They have said that results could take days or weeks to come out.
“The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy,” said publicist Noel-Schure.
A musical celebration would be taking place in the long run. A future date for the musical celebration would be released by an announcement, later.