Prince fans from all over the world are remembering and celebrating the life of a legend on his birthday.
Prince was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis and transitioned on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince would have been 58 on June 7. Today, the Minnesota government (finally) honored the legend with his own day.
Prince parties are being held all week, including one held this past Saturday in Brooklyn by Spike Lee. A “Let’s Go Crazy” dance party (in theme with his 1984 single of the same name) will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Prince in 2004.
“The proclamation issued today by Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith is meant to celebrate Prince’s life and many contributions – not only in arts and culture, but also in his many acts of service to his fellow Minnesotans,“ the governor’s office said.
Prince Day Minnesota Official Proclamation:
The life of Prince has been celebrated worldwide since his death, but the most memorable tribute was a downtown Minneapolis block party and series of all-night dance parties at First Avenue.
“Prince was the Patron Saint of First Avenue,” the club said in a statement the day he died. “He grew up on this stage, and then commanded it, and he united our city. It is difficult to put into words the impact his death will have on the entire music community, and the world. As the tragic news sinks in, our thoughts are with Prince’s family, friends, and fans. We deeply mourn the loss of our friend, a true star. Rest in peace and power Prince.”
You can honor The Purple One wherever you are on the globe by celebrating Prince Day and using the hashtag #PrinceDay.