VIDEO: Thousands of people sing ‘Purple Rain’ on streets of Minneapolis in stunning Prince tribute 5 years ago

VIDEO: Thousands of people sing ‘Purple Rain’ on streets of Minneapolis in stunning Prince tribute

Wow.

News of the death of Prince at the age of 57 came as a huge shock to the music world on Thursday night.

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His loss was keenly felt in his home city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where thousands of people turned out in a public display of mourning for the musician after his death was confirmed.

Buildings and public landmarks turned purple in Prince’s memory, while a huge block party took place on First Avenue, where thousands of people turned up to sing and dance in what was a pretty fitting tribute.

The sight and sound of thousands of them singing along to 'Purple Rain' is something to behold.

Rest in peace Prince.