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Prince Fans Pay Tribute With Street Party Outside Club Where 'Purple Rain' Video Was Filmed

Distraught fans flocked to First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

22/04/2016 13:12

Thousands of Prince fans lined the streets outside a nightclub in his hometown of Minneapolis last night (21 April), as they held a party in honour of the late singer.

His publicist confirmed that the music legend had been found dead at his home at the age of 57, early on Thursday morning.

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People listen to Prince music during a memorial street party outside the First Avenue nightclub

Distraught fans flocked to First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, which is where the video for Prince’s hit ‘Purple Rain’ was filmed.

The club held a free all-night dance party, and those who couldn’t make it inside left bouquets of flowers and balloons under a star mural on the club’s exterior wall.

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Prince's star adorns the wall at First Avenue as a memorial grew outside First Avenue
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An all-night dance party was held inside First Avenue nightclub

Police even had to close the street to traffic, as they barricaded it to accommodate the large crowds.

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Fans gathered in the street outside the night spot, where he filmed the 'Purple Rain' video

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Tributes paid to Prince

Fans also flocked to Prince’s home, where flowers have been placed on a fence at his Paisley Park estate, where his body was found unresponsive.

Stars from across the music world such as Nile Rodgers, Madonna, Katy Perryand Justin Timberlake, flooded social media after the news broke, to pay tribute.

Confirmation of his death came just days after a private jet he was travelling on was forced to make an abrupt landing in Illinois, due to a medical emergency.

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