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How the World Celebrates Prince

By Julie Fink
Posted On Apr 22, 2016
How the World Celebrates Prince

Fans, celebrities, entire cities and landmarks across the world light up purple to pay tribute to celebrate the life, music, and love of the legendary, Prince. The Grammy-winning artist passed away suddenly yesterday at the age of 57, and a shockwave tore across the hearts of many. From London to LA, from his home town of Minneapolis to Scotland, from Broadway to Paris, the world remembers one of the greatest, kindest, most talented musicians ever to grace the airwaves.

South Station in Boston Lit up Purple

Zakim Bridge in Boston Lit Up Purple

City Of Dallas

Minneapolis Skyline Lit Up – Home town

San Francisco City Hall

city mourning

A photo posted by Dena (@alightningrod) on

  Broadway, the cast of “The Color Purple” ended their show by singing “Purple Rain.” https://youtu.be/W6KUTL0PXl0 The Apollo Theater

SSE Hydro Music Venue in Scotland Lit Up Purple

Delta Flight Lights Up Purple on a flight from LA to Minneapolis

  NY Subway pays tribute to Prince on Prince St

  Just spotted this. And I made it more purple. #prince #nysubway #ripprince #soho   A photo posted by Harvey Sawikin (@hsawikin) on

Justin Timberlake says, “It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old…”

It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. “Mommy, who is that singing?” Seems weird but it’s true. More than a “once in a lifetime” artist… Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I’m still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don’t meet your idols… That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It’s beyond that. He’s somewhere within every song I’ve ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES… #RIPPrince A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on




And the world pays tribute in it’s own, beautiful way, leaving us in awe… Rainbow appeared over his home estate, Paisley park in Chanhassen

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson 1958 – 2016