With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.

"After I learnt that Prince had died, I started posting a few pictures on Facebook, writing about my memories of him". The one-year anniversary of Prince's death from an overdose will be marked April 21, 2017.

However, Comerica Bank & Trust and Paisley Park Enterprises, which manages Prince's estate, sued to stop the release, claiming it was "violating the terms of [Boxill's] agreement with Prince 'for his personal gain at the expense of the Prince Estate, '" reported The New York Times.

"He was just one of us and that makes him human", said Joyce Elings who is from Holland, along with her friend Femke Miehof.

Upstairs in The Loft, Housequake - a collective of the country's best funk, soul and blues musicians, will perform Prince's best-known hits and most loved fan favourites.

Two albums of new material and a remastered version of Purple Rain featuring previously unreleased material are also due for release later this year.

"I just waited until it felt appropriate", he continues.

Dr. Michael Schulenberg, who wrote the prescription, told the police he put the prescription in the bodyguard's name to protect Prince's privacy.

"Now I am here for a third time to get my boogie on and enjoy the Prince celebration", she said.

"It's just still so hard accepting that he's no longer here", she added.

Liz Larson, 36, of Minneapolis, stopped by the star outside First Avenue on her way to work Friday to pay her respects. Larson remembers being at concerts there herself when Prince would suddenly show up to play. "It would always shift the mood".

Prince's siblings, who are on track to inherit an estate valued around $200 million, are hosting an all-night dance party in the Minneapolis suburb of Golden Valley with Dez Dickerson, Apollonia Kotero, Andre Cymone and others. Prince's best-selling songs previous year include "Purple Rain", with 621,000 downloads, followed by "Little Red Corvette", "Let's Go Crazy" and "Kiss". Maybe he said it in just being adamant about seeing us again.

Baenen reported from Chanhassen, Minnesota.

  • Salvatore Jensen