Prince’s Family Confirm Public Memorial Service Plans

Fans will given the chance to say a final farewell to the 'Purple Rain' creator.

08/05/2016 09:03

Prince’s family have issued a statement to address claims that a private memorial for the star has already taken place.

Despite reports that claiming otherwise, his family have now said no such event has been held, stating that they are planning a public memorial.

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A statement issued to People.com explains: "We would like everyone to know that, contrary to previous and current reports, there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organised or authorised by the family or Paisley Park representatives.

"Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future."

Price’s death stunned fans last month, and many have paid tribute to the music icon in various ways.

Emily Eavis recently revealed that the Glastonbury organisers are currently considering how best to mark the star’s life and death, stating that late-night Prince parties could be the order of the day at the June festival.

Meanwhile, there has been speculation over what will happen to Prince’s estate, following the news that he did not write a will before his death.

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