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Official Memorial Service and Public Event for Prince ‘To Take Place in the Near Future’

Prince Performs At The Conga Room L.A. Live
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Contrary to previous reports, Prince has not been formally laid to rest, and his family is still in the midst of planning a memorial service for the late music legend. “We would like everyone to know that … there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organized or authorized by the family or Paisley Park representatives,” his family said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future.”

Prince died last month at the age of 57, where his body was discovered in an elevator in his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. Recently, the U.S. Attorney’s office joined local authorities in to assist in investigating his death. “Prince and his music influenced so many people that we feel inspired to celebrate his life and legacy in just the right way,” the statement continued. “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.

Prince Not Laid to Rest, Memorial Forthcoming