Minnesota Governor Declares Tuesday "Prince Day" to Mark Birthday
The proclamation urges Minnesotans to wear purple in honor of Prince's legacy.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday as "Prince Day" in Minnesota to mark what would have been the late musician's 58th birthday.
Prince died April 21 from an accidental overdose of the narcotic painkiller fentanyl. The governor's proclamation, issued Monday, is meant to celebrate Prince's contributions to music and the entertainment industry, and his quiet philanthropy.
The proclamation urges Minnesotans to wear purple Tuesday to honor Prince's legacy.
Other commemorations planned for Tuesday include a "Let's Go Crazy" dance party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, which inducted Prince in 2004. Spike Lee hosted a huge birthday tribute to Prince in New York on Saturday.
As a practicing Jehovah's Witness, Prince might not have celebrated the date had he lived.