Prince Has Been Cremated, Given Private Send-Off

'Final storage' of ashes will remain unknown
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2016 6:01 AM CDT
Prince Has Been Cremated, Given Private Send-Off
A skywriter spells "Prince," in honor of the pop music icon, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Prince died Thursday at the age of 57.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Prince's body has been cremated, and "a private, beautiful ceremony" has been held in Minneapolis for his nearest and dearest, his publicist confirmed Saturday in a statement, and "final storage" of his remains will be kept private. A "musical celebration" will be held eventually, notes the Los Angeles Times. "We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time," the statement said. An autopsy was conducted Friday, but results aren't expected for weeks yet. Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live paid tribute to the icon in its Saturday show, called "Good Night, Sweet Prince," reports the AP. Jimmy Fallon returned to host. (More Prince stories.)

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