Paisley Park Studios is offering Prince’s fans a special way to commemorate the five-year anniversary of his death.
Prince’s estate is opening up the doors of the late musician’s Minnesota home on April 21 to give people the opportunity to visit his ashes and pay their respects. In a statement on the Paisley Park website, they write, “On the fifth anniversary of the passing of the incomparable Prince, Paisley Park, his home and creative sanctuary, is opening its doors for fans to pay tribute and celebrate his life.” The visit to the atrium—where Prince’s ashes were first placed in 2016—is free, but advance reservations are required due to limited capacity because of COVID restrictions. The park is offering seventy 30-minute time slots from 9 AM to 9 PM to accommodate a total of 1,400 guests. Unfortunately, those reservations are already totally sold out. but guests can still add their name to a waitlist should more tickets become available.
“Prince’s passing remains incomprehensible to all of us,” Alan Seiffert, Paisley Park’s Executive Director, wrote on the site. “We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world. So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people’s lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects.”
Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016 at age 57. His remains were placed in a custom urn designed by his sister, Tyka Nelson, and nephew, President Nelson, in collaboration with urn manufacturer, Foreverence. The ceramic and glass container was created to resemble a to-scale model of Paisley Park, complete with atrium, the music legends’ purple Yamaha piano, and white doves. It’s also covered in seven iridescent crystals, the last of which Tyka placed on the urn herself. Following his death, the urn was temporarily put on display in the atrium, but was eventually removed from public view at the request of Prince’s family.
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