Prince's Ashes to Go on Display at Paisley Park on 5th Anniversary of His Death
Published Mar 24, 2021Believe it or not, this year marks the fifth anniversary of Prince's death. In honour of the sombre event, the Purple One's famed Paisley Park will be opening its doors to fans to pay their respects to the fallen icon, whose ashes will be on display.
On April 21, the Minnesota compound will offer free admission for fans, with Prince's ashes on display in its atrium. The ashes will be presented in the custom-made ceramic urn shaped just like 65,000-square-foot Paisley Park. Made of ceramic and glass, it's a "scale-model of Paisley Park, measuring 14 inches high and 18 inches long, decorated with Prince's famous symbol."
Fans are invited to visit for free on April 21 and to leave flowers, mementos and other memorial items in front of the Love Symbol statue outside the building's main entrance, the Associated Press reports.
While Prince's ashes were initially on display when Paisley Park first opened to the public in 2016, they were later removed from public view upon the request of his family.
"We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world," Paisley Park executive director Alan Seiffert said in a statement. "So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people's lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects."
A total of 1,400 people will be allowed to attend the event, and you can reserve a spot at the Paisley Park website.
Prince died from an opioid overdose on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57