Prince Has Not Been Laid to Rest, Say Family
Prince has not yet been laid to rest and an official memorial service will be held soon, his family has confirmed. Prince died at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota on April 21, aged 57. Reports suggest he had the opioid painkiller Percocet in his system when he was found unresponsive in an elevator, and sources claim he was taking the drug to cope with a hip issue.
An autopsy was completed on April 22 and the following day, the “Purple Rain” hitmaker’s remains were reportedly cremated in a small, private service for his loved ones. Now, the relatives of the iconic musician have clarified reports about the funeral arrangements for Prince. “We would like everyone to know that, contrary to previous and current reports, there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organized or authorized by the family or Paisley Park representatives,” the family members wrote in a statement obtained by People. His relatives go on to insist an official send off is still in the works. “Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future,” the statement continued. “Prince and his music influenced so many people that we feel inspired to celebrate his life and legacy in just the right way. We appreciate the public’s patience and have been comforted by your outpouring of love, support and condolences. We look forward to sharing with the world this celebration of, and farewell to, our Prince. Details will be coming soon.”