Prince Memorial Planned in L.A. City Hall Friday

Thursday, May 05, 2016 Written by 
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Los Angeles City Hall will join the growing list of venues across the country as a gathering place to honor the late Prince Rogers Nelson, May 6 at 5pm. 


Community activist and director of Project Islamic Hope, Najee Ali, said Prince fans in Los Angeles will have an opportunity to have “true closure” on Friday—something that some felt was denied due to the superstar being cremated two days after his death.


Ali, also organized a candlelight vigil and dance party in Leimert Park in honor of the icon on April 21, the same day he was pronounce dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota at the age of 57.


The event brought together fans from all walks of life from Millennials to Baby Boomers, and including Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck.


Los Angeles City Hall and the U.S. Bank Building were both lit up in purple light overnight, in tribute to Prince.  Other notable venues bathed in purple include Inglewood’s Fabulous Forum—where Prince performed for 21 consecutive days—and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A Delta Airlines flight from L.A. to Minnesota shaded its cabin purple to honor the legendary icon.


Prince’s megahit “Purple Rain” won him an Oscar for best original song in 1985.  He also won 7 Grammys.  His music “vault,” is said to contain enough material to produce an album a year for the next century.


A full autopsy report and investigation are currently underway.   




Minnesota photojournalist Aaron Goodyear spotted this rainbow over Paisley Park.


The Fabulous Forum turned purple in tribute to Prince.




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