Iconic landmarks and music venues lit up in purple on Thursday night to honour the late music icon Prince. The Eiffel Tower, the LA City Hall and the New Orleans Superdome were all bathed in violet in memory of the Purple Rain singer, following the shocking news of his death earlier in the day.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is lit up in New Orleans
The marquee of New York City's Apollo Theatre, where Prince played a number of times throughout his career, was changed to read: "In honour of the beautiful one Prince" – a reference to his song The Beautiful Ones – followed by "Nothing compares 2 u. 1958-2016."
The Forum in Inglewood, California, San Francisco and Los Angeles' City Halls, honoured the star, as did the Omni Hotel in Dallas where the side of the building spelled out "Purple Rain."The stadium of Prince's hometown baseball team, the Minnesota Twins, also lit up purple in his memory.
Fans, meanwhile, decorated the fence outside Prince's Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota with bouquets of purple flowers and tributes upon hearing the news of his death.The music icon was found dead at his Paisley Park compound on Thursday. He was 57. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
Fans decorated the fence outside the singer's house with purple flowers
As cities around the world paid tribute, celebrities took to Twitter to express their shock and sorrow at the news."He Changed The World! A True Visionary," Madonna tweeted. "What a loss. I'm Devastated. This is Not A Love Song."
"Prince, NOTHING COMPARES…" wrote Justin Timberlake, while Katy Perry added: "And just like that… the world lost a lot of magic. Rest in peace Prince. Thanks for giving us so much…"
NASA released an image of a purple-hued nebula to mark the passing of the music icon
Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood paid tribute by sharing an old photo of him and Prince performing together. "I will miss a good friend who was so talented," he wrote. "He was such a great performer/ guitar player. Sleep well Prince."