For music enthusiasts, today marks the six-year anniversary of Prince’s death from an accidental overdose.
On April 21, 2016, he was discovered dead at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen. Prince was only 57 years old when he died.
According to investigators, the music legend mistook a Vicodin medication for a counterfeit pill filled with fentanyl. Because it was unclear where the medications came from, no charges were ever filed. Fans travelled from all over the world to offer their respects after his death.
Paisley Park has now been transformed into a Prince museum, which will hold a sold-out tribute event on Thursday night.
Screenings of Purple Rain
Prince’s film “Purple Rain” will be shown in several local theatres on Thursday as a homage to the musician.
The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at B&B Theatres at Bloomington’s Mall of America. Kamryn and Friends, a local group aiming to restore Black-owned businesses damaged by the 2020 protests and riots, will get $1 from every concession sold at the movie theatre.
Purple Rain will be screened at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis at 8 p.m., with a pre-movie storytelling competition beginning at 7:30 p.m. The winner of a Paisley Park gift card will be chosen from a group of ten people who will each have two minutes on stage to recount their incredible experiences about meeting or seeing Prince.