MINNEAPOLIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — Minneapolis is honoring music legend Prince on the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose.
It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived.
At Paisley Park, which has been turned into a museum, a full four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by Prince’s former bandmates to panel discussions.
Fans who can’t afford those high-priced tickets can head to a street party outside First Avenue, the club he made world-famous in “Purple Rain.”
Rhonda Soso traveled from Compton, California, to shoot photos of Paisley Park. She wore a Prince symbol pendant and had spray-painted the symbol in black along the legs of her white pants.
Soso says she is here “just to be part of the purple family, the purple army.” She says it’s difficult knowing that Prince is no longer here, but that “his spirit, his energy is still with us.”
The Minnesota History Center is also staging a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia, including his iconic “Purple Rain” suit. Several Minneapolis landmarks will also be bathed in purple lights.
Autopsy results released in June show Prince died of a fentanyl overdose.
According to warrants unsealed Monday, authorities searched Paisley Park, cellphone records of Prince’s associates and Prince’s emails to try to determine where he got the fentanyl that killed him.
The documents suggest Prince was struggling with prescription opioid addiction.
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