A private memorial ceremony was held on Saturday for music legend Prince who died aged 57. His ashes have been stored in a place that is to remain secret.
Family and friends paid their respects to the pop superstar at the Minneapolis studio complex where his body was found collapsed in an elevator on Thursday.
A Prince spokeswoman said, “Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.”
Inside Edition reports:
Yvette Noel-Schure gave no further information about where or when the cremation occurred, nor did she reveal where the ashes would be placed.
The private memorial service was held Saturday at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
“A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” Noel-Schure said in a statement on Saturday evening.
“Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private. We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time.
The brief statement also served as a notice to those eager to know exactly how the 57-year-old died.
“The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration,” it said.
Prince was found unresponsive Thursday morning in the elevator in his elevator. He was alone at the time.
Reports suggest that Prince may have overdosed on the painkiller Percocet. The drug contains acetaminophen and oxycodone, an opioid, and is known to be highly addictive.
According to TMZ, Prince was taking the painkillers for a hip problem. The singer had hip surgery in 2010.
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