Prince Cremated And Mourned In Private Service

Purple reign. Family and friends said goodbye to Prince during a private memorial service on Saturday (Apr. 23).

Mourners including Sheila E., Judith Hill, and Damaris Lewis gathered to pay respect to the beloved icon during an intimate ceremony at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

“A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends, and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” said his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure (via CNN).

“Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private,” she added. “We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time.”

A four-hour autopsy was conducted on Friday, but the findings remain inconclusive. Final results on the cause of death could takes weeks to determine.

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