Sunday, 24 April 2016

Prince's body secretly cremated as friends gather for intimate memorial service


Prince's closest friends and family members gathered for a private memorial service at Paisely Park on Saturday, a day after his body was cremated. Close friends such as Damaris Lewis, Sheila E, band member Hannah Welton as well as others were spotted entering the property around 2 pm today. 


 
Prince's body was quietly released to his family just after 1pm Friday after a four hour autopsy at the Minnesota medical examiner’s office in Ramsey. With his sister Tyka, her son Prez and another member of the family present, the legend's body was cremated at the First Memorial Western Chapel in Minnesota. His body arrived around 2pm on Friday and the cremation began an hour later. His family waited four hours to be presented with the casket containing his ashes. 


'He had very precise ideas about how he wanted his death to be handled and that didn't involve a huge funeral but a quiet service. He wanted it to be kept to the minimum of fuss. Prince was such figure you don't need a funeral to remember him by. The world has his music instead. He wanted to simply disappear with no fuss, no drama, no fanfare. It was just his style.


'It could not have been more different to Michael Jackson’s service that was full of Hollywood razzmatazz,' a family friend to The Mirror.


He spent his final night alone in his vast compound and was discovered unconscious in an elevator more than 13 hours after he was last seen alive.
















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