Prince death: Singer cremated in private ceremony

BBC, April 24: Prince has been cremated with a small, private service for family, friends and musicians, his publicist has confirmed.

The cause of his death is still unknown and the results of Friday’s autopsy could take at least four weeks. Prince, 57, was found dead in a lift on his Paisley Park estate, near Minneapolis, on Thursday, where fans are still paying tributes. Officials said there were no signs of injuries to his body and no indication that he had killed himself.

Publicist Anna Meacham said the singer’s “final storage” would be kept private.”A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” she said.

Among the people who attended the ceremony were percussionist Sheila E, bassist Larry Graham and Prince’s sister Tyka Nelson.