Prince’s tragic death left his fans utterly heartbroken in grief. Mourners will get a chance to say one last good-bye, as HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop that Prince’s family is planning a ‘large’ memorial — and it’s happening soon!
The outpouring of love and sadness over Prince’s sudden and shocking death has been phenomenal, with fans turning the music icon’s passing into a celebration of his life. Now, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Prince’s family is planning a huge memorial fit for a king but absolutely perfect for Prince.
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“Prince’s family is planning a larger memorial happening in the next two weeks,” a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “It is in the planning stages now and his 1/2 brother is [putting together all of] the details.” Prince’s family had a somber private memorial, one that left his sister, Tyka Nelson, absolutely devastated. Hopefully, this larger memorial will give fans a reason to smile through their tears.
There have been some amazing tributes to Prince following his death on April 21. Thousands of fans flooded the streets of his hometown of Minneapolis to celebrate his legacy. The casts of Broadway hits The Color Purple and Hamilton each honored him in song and dance. You can celebrate Prince’s life and legacy by listening to his Greatest Hits here.
“It wasn’t just the music,” Christina Aguilera, 35, EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com. “It was his authenticity and his genuine passion that he had for his music. Christina’s fellow The Voice judge, Adam Levine, also EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com, “I wish now that I was able to spend more time with him while he was still here. I am going to miss him.” That sentiment was felt by Stevie Wonder, who broke down in tears over the lost of his fellow music legend.
Jimmy Fallon, 41, was such a massive Prince fan that he couldn’t just limit his tribute to the Purple one to one show. He hosted a Saturday Night Live special about Prince, and Jimmy couldn’t hold back his sadness. Jimmy also honored the “When Doves Cry” singer on The Tonight Show with a special performance from D’Angelo, 42, giving Prince a musical sendoff!
President Barack Obama, 54, said “the world lost a creative icon,” and that loss was felt by Bruce Springsteen, 66. The Boss opened up his April 23 show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with an epic rendition of “Purple Rain.” “There’s never been anyone better,” Bruce told the crowd. Prince’s legacy will live on, as both Guns N’ Roses an Prince’s band, The Revolution, are planning special performances and reunion tours in his honor. Perhaps they’ll be a part of the larger memorial planned by Prince’s family.
How are you celebrating the life and legacy of Prince, HollywoodLifers? Will you try to make it to the bigger celebration put on by his family?