Tributes and discord one year after Prince death
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 22, 2017,
Apr 22, 2017, 22:05
The music legend died at his Paisley Park estate on April 21st past year from an accidental overdose of pain killers. "Celebration 2017" is a four-day event featuring performances by former Prince bandmates and panel discussions.
From his iconic home at Paisley Park to his home away from home at First Avenue, Prince's fans have traveled from all over the world to view his home through his eyes.
Exactly a year after Prince's death, the Minnesota Twins have announced a special theme night in honor of the late rock star and Minnesota native.
State and federal authorities spent the a year ago searching for answers about his overdose-provoked death.
FILE - In this November 2, 2016 file photo, a Prince costume and motorcycle are on display at Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn.
"Dr. Schulenberg has not heard from investigators since he gave a voluntary statement to the Carver County Sheriff's Office on April 21, 2016", says his local lawyer, Amy Conners. From the hilarious faces the 57-year-old delivered during the BET Awards to kicking Kim Kardashian off stage to his uncanny ability to blend social justice and music during pivotal moments like the 2015 Baltimore protests, few superstars remained relevant like Prince.
Adams said Prince's tenacity and drive to do things his own way helped Adams, an actor, realize it was OK to be herself.
Rhonda Soso, of Compton, California, was among fans shooting pictures outside Paisley Park. The reclusive pop icon died from an accidental drug overdose.
Like all great artists, Prince's music sales soared like a dove after his death.
Rhonda Soso said Friday that she came from California to Paisley Park "just to be a part of the purple family, the purple army, just be a part of just his spirit, just his energy". "You might get a nice music video to go with your song, but a blockbuster film where the song synchronized wasn't another artist, but an artist in the movie?" he says. "I think it's going to be exploited in a way where it looks like it's about money and not about protecting the artistry, like he would have done". We may never know because, under Minnesota law, the full autopsy report can be kept secret for up to 30 years unless the next of kin agree to release it.
Putting the EP on an independent label, Boxill said he was respecting the wishes of the star who long battled the music industry and that most proceeds would go to the estate.