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  1. Atlanta City Hall is lit in purple in remembrance of Prince on Friday night April 22, 2016, the day after the musical superstar was found dead in his Minnesota home. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com Ben Gray
  2. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced that City Hall would turn purple the day after Prince's death. The Peach City wasn’t alone (the King and Queen towers in Dunwoody also glowed). New York’s Empire State building, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the High Roller Ferris wheel in Las Vegas, the Chicago skyline and Target Field in Prince’s home of Minnesota were all lighted in memoriam.
  3. Michael Glover of Atlanta takes a photograph of the Prince memorial in front of the Fox Theatre on April 22, 2016. The musician played his final public concert at the Fox a week before he died. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM
  4. At the historic Atlanta venue, fans created a makeshift shrine for the musician days after he died. With candles, balloons and posters in hands, they decorated the Fox Theatre in his honor of his 40-year career.
  5. Atlanta stylist Talaya Render dressed up as Prince for Halloween for her company costume contest and looked eerily similar to the late legend. Photos: Talaya Render
  6. Talaya Render, a 25-year-old stylist at Atlanta's Like the River Salon, pieced together her costume with items she already owned for her company's annual Halloween costume contest. She bought a curly wig, but left it behind when she realized she didn't even need it.
  7. I want to be delicate to not disturb Our Prince's peace and eternal rest. I find myself being afraid now feeling alone in the world without him, for I believe that he was dealing directly with the Creator on our behalf. Ushering us a little closer towards salvation with each song. What I will miss most is that mediation with Our Master. His confidence in doing so is the evidence that his even greater talent was the ability to listen to the spirit and share shamelessly, unselfishly, and with so much style. He is now and forever immortalized as a noun, as I have often referred to him. Undoubtedly a person, a very special place, and absolutely EVERYTHING.
    I want to be delicate to not disturb Our Prince's peace and eternal rest. I find myself being afraid now feeling alone in the world without him, for I believe that he was dealing directly with the Creator on our behalf. Ushering us a little closer towards salvation with each song. What I will miss most is that mediation with Our Master. His confidence in doing so is the evidence that his even greater talent was the ability to listen to the spirit and share shamelessly, unselfishly, and with so much style. He is now and forever immortalized as a noun, as I have often referred to him. Undoubtedly a person, a very special place, and absolutely EVERYTHING.
  8. CeeLo Green, Kenny Leon, Samuel L. Jackson and Usher were just a few of the celebrities who took to social media to express their condolences. Green, who attended Prince's last show, wrote on Instagram, “I find myself being afraid now feeling alone in the world without him, for I believe that he was dealing directly with the Creator
  9. Sheila E. performs a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Associated Press
  10. The Roots, Bilal, Erykah Badu, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, Janelle Monae and Sheila E. flocked the stage to deliver their best Prince impersonations. With four different tributes, BET surprised fans with riveting and unforgettable performances.
  11. LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Recording artist Madonna performs a tribute to Prince onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter
  12. After Questlove kicked things off, the inside of the arena turned purple as the fitting “Dearly beloved…” intro to “Let’s Go Crazy” played. Opening with “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Madonna began the musical tribute decked out in a silk lavender suit, lacy-ruffled sleeve and Prince-like cane. As she wound down the song, Stevie Wonder joined her on stage for “Purple Rain,” and together they led the crowd through the anthem.
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