Prince’s relics have been cremated on Sunday & his family & friends had attended a private ceremony on Saturday to pay respects to late pop superstar at studio complex where he’d died in suburb of Minneapolis, said a Prince representative.
Among those who were seen as entering the Paisley Park Studios complex, where were his sister, Tyka Nelson, the musician & former collaborator named Sheila E., model Damaris Lewis & his former bass player Larry Graham.
The service came 2 days after Prince, whose hits included “When Doves Cry,” & “Purple Rain” was discovered dead in an elevator at complex. His death came as a shock for a millions of fans around the globe and received the glowing tributes from his fellow musicians & public figures, including Obama.
“Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends & his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” said Anna Meacham, Prince publicist in a statement.
Anna Meacham said that Prince’s remains have been cremated & that his final resting place will remain secretive.
Graham on Saturday stood at gate of Paisley Park Studios & thanked hundreds of fans who were gathered on lawn outside to show their admiration of Prince, a 7-time Grammy winner whose music blended funk, rock, , R&B, disco and jazz.
“Prince made us all better musicians & spiritually is most important thing, but as musician he pushed us & he made us better & we listened deeply,” Graham said to the fans.
The Participants in ceremony were handed gift boxes that contained Prince-themed apparel & a compact disc of music.
An autopsy was conducted on Prince on Friday as the authorities investigated his death.
The Police however observed no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in Prince’s death. Local medical examiner’s office said that it could take upto weeks before the autopsy results reveal how he died.