Fans Pay Tribute To Prince On What Would Have Been His 59th Birthday
Prince fans have taken to social media to celebrate the singer’s 59th birthday.
The hashtag #PrinceDay is trending on Twitter as the world marks what would have been Prince’s special day.
One fan wrote,
Still can’t believe he’s gone! Had a similar feeling with Michael Jackson. Happy Birthday and R.I.P Prince.
— Justin Craft (@JustinC_Music) June 7, 2017
It’s #PrinceDay!! Missing him but always jamming to his music. I’m thankful for that.
— Yolanda R. Arrington (@IAmYolanda) June 7, 2017
ESPN reporter, Jenna Laine, also paid tribute to the music icon.
Still get goosebumps every time I hear “Purple Rain”. Real music does that, no matter how many times you hear a song.
Still get goosebumps every time I hear "Purple Rain." Real music does that, no matter how many times you hear a song. ☔️ #PrinceDay
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) April 22, 2017
And another hardcore fan explained Prince’s music had got her through some difficult times.
My 5th grade crush is my hero – his music got me through a tough time in my life. Happy birthday, Prince.
My 5th grade crush is my hero- his music got me through a tough time in my life. Happy birthday, Prince.💜 #PrinceDay
— melissa magana (@melibelitas) June 7, 2017
Events will be take place over the weekend to honour the star’s 59th birthday.
Local musicians in New Jersey will perform some of the singer’s biggest hits at the Maxwell Tavern on Friday night.
While the Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival will see bands pay tribute to his iconic music.
Prince passed away on April 21, 2016, due to a suspected opioid overdose.
Paisley Park, his recording studio in his hometown of Chanhassen, Minnesota, remains open for fans all over the world to visit.
The ‘Batdance’ singer once said of the mansion,
Paisley Park is pretty much representative of everything I am musically.
Fans can gain an insight into the star’s life, and even see handwritten lyrics to some of his most famous songs and real props taken from the ‘Purple Rain’ film for themselves.
The site also holds 121 of the legend’s guitars and over 6,000 of some of the incredible outfits he wore on stage.
Yet the studio, which has become a museum for all things Prince, will stop giving tours in September 2017.