Prince Was Quietly Laid to Rest on Friday

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07:  (Exclusive Coverage) Prince performs during his "Welcome 2 America" tour at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Prince Was Quietly Laid to Rest on Friday

The late icon was cremated with a "minimum of fuss."

Published April 23, 2016

Prince's body was cremated during a 4-hour service at a funeral home on Saturday where family and friends were given the opportunity to celebrate his love, his music, and his life.

A family friend told the Daily Mirror, "He wanted it to be kept to the minimum of fuss. Prince was such figure you don't need a funeral to remember him by," they said. "He wanted to simply disappear with no fuss, no drama, no fanfare. It was just his style."

Prince's publicist released a statement regarding the small ceremony:

"A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye. Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.  We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time.  The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy.  An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration."

The final destination of Prince's ashes are unknown, as are the detailes of an future funeral, or memorial service arrangments. However, a private ceremony has already been held at Prince's Paisley Park compound, and a larger, public memorial is also in the works.

Watch how fans have been celebrating Prince's life, and mourning his death with BET Breaks:

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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