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USA: Prince fans pay tribute to the Purple One outside historic First Avenue club00:55

USA: Prince fans pay tribute to the Purple One outside historic First Avenue club

United States, Minneapolis
April 22, 2016 at 18:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Prince fans gathered outside the First Avenue club in Minneapolis on Thursday night, to pay their respects after the 57-year-old artist was found dead at his Paisley Park estate earlier in the day.

Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, shot much of his 1984 film Purple Rain, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1985, at First Avenue and the venue was synonymous with the Purple One throughout his career. In honour of Prince, the owner of First Avenue announced an all-night free party to celebrate the late artist's legacy.

According to local police, Prince was discovered 'unresponsive' at his Paisley Park recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and pronounced dead at 10:07 local time (14:07 GMT). An investigation has been launched into the exact circumstances of his death and an autopsy will be performed at the Midwest regional medical examiner.

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Hundreds of Prince fans gathered outside the First Avenue club in Minneapolis on Thursday night, to pay their respects after the 57-year-old artist was found dead at his Paisley Park estate earlier in the day.

Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, shot much of his 1984 film Purple Rain, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1985, at First Avenue and the venue was synonymous with the Purple One throughout his career. In honour of Prince, the owner of First Avenue announced an all-night free party to celebrate the late artist's legacy.

According to local police, Prince was discovered 'unresponsive' at his Paisley Park recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and pronounced dead at 10:07 local time (14:07 GMT). An investigation has been launched into the exact circumstances of his death and an autopsy will be performed at the Midwest regional medical examiner.

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