Prince's Home State of Minnesota Pays Tribute to Late Singer
Twitter sent out "Purple Rain" tweets, while the state's pro sports teams went purple.
Fans are mourning the death of R&B/pop legend Prince, who died Thursday at age 57 — particularly those in the singer's home state of Minnesota.
The city of Minneapolis lit up various structures in purple lights to honor the musician and Purple Rain star.
Lowry Ave. Bridge will be lit purple tonight as we mourn w/ the world the loss of a true artist & a beloved MN son. pic.twitter.com/y7MWelv1Hd— Hennepin County (@Hennepin) April 21, 2016
MLB's Minnesota Twins took to their Facebook and Instagram pages to honor the artist and changed the white and navy blue colors of their logo to purple on Facebook.
The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves also remembered the iconic performer on Facebook and Instagram with photos and a logo tweak.
And the NHL team Minnesota Wild followed suit with a purple-tinged logo on Facebook and Instagram.
Local A-listers also hit Twitter to express their condolences, including Tyus Jones of the Timberwolves and Rep. Erik Paulsen of Minnesota’s third congressional district.
RIP to the legend Prince! Minnesota's very own.. You will be missed!— Tyus Jones (@Tyusjones06) April 21, 2016
Prince was the first concert I ever went to. As talented as they come and a Minnesota treasure. He'll be missed... https://t.co/GszMvdlVsc— Rep. Erik Paulsen (@RepErikPaulsen) April 21, 2016
Minnesota radio station Go96.3 announced an all-day tribute to Prince.
Additionally, fellow home state fans of the singer-songwriter honored his legacy as a performer and resident of Minnesota, tweeting out "Purple Rain" images.
Minnesota is canceled until further notice— Jonathan Blake (@jblakemn) April 21, 2016
The prolific artist and multi-instrumentalist also was remembered by members of Hollywood, including Will Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Shonda Rhimes, Justin Timberlake, Chris Rock and many more.