Prince death spurs tributes in purple

Kathmandu, April 22: The life of the singer Prince, who has died at the age of 57, is being marked with purple-coloured tributes.

Buildings, newspaper front pages and websites across the US and beyond have changed colour in his honour.Prince was found dead at his Minnesota home on Thursday. He became a superstar in the 1980s, with the albums 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times.

No cause of death has been stated and a post-mortem examination will take place on Friday. US President Barack Obama said the world had “lost a creative icon”.

Prince’s innovative music spanned rock, funk and jazz. He sold more than 100 million records during his career. BBC