Prince’s body has been cremated and a small group of family and friends have attended a private ceremony in his memory. The singer’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that those close to the 57-year-old had gathered “in a private, beautiful ceremony” on Saturday.
The statement said that a “musical celebration” would be held in future but the star’s “final storage” was not for the public.
“We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time,” it added. Prince was a Jehovah’s Witness, meaning that his funeral needed to take place within a week of his death.
The statement did not say where the service had been held but Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson and brother-in-law Maurice Phillips were both seen going into Prince’s Minneapolis estate of Paisley Park on Saturday. Read more