It was one year ago today Prince died of an accidental drug overdose at his Chanhassen home. Fans in Minnesota and around the world are remembering Prince, who died one year ago today.
As the world remembers the Minnesota music icon, his long-time collaborator and friend Sheila E. looks back and appreciates the time the two spent together…
Several events are set this weekend to mark the occasion. Governor Dayton has declared this Prince Day in Minnesota. Dayton says it’s a chance to “honor a magnificent artist, celebrate his great legacy, and thank him for always making Minnesota his home.” A three-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park runs today through Sunday and will feature live performances and appearances from Prince collaborators from throughout his career. There’s also a street party planned outside of First Avenue tomorrow evening. In addition, several Minneapolis landmarks–including the I-35W bridge–are being lit purple in honor of the Minnesota music icon.
This week’s Minnesota Matters looks back on the day Prince died, with insights from Sheila E., Paul Westerberg, Senator Al Franken, State Representative Rena Moran and more. Click here to listen to the show.