A private memorial service has been held for the deceased pop singer Prince in his home city of Minnetonka, Minneapolis.
The 45-minute ceremony which was strictly by invitation and closed to the press saw hundreds in attendance including Prince’s friend Sheila E and members of his band, 3rdEyeGirl.
Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2003 after being introduced to the religion by Larry Graham, who played bass in Sly and The Family Stone. He reportedly embraced all aspects of the religion, including the practice of knocking on doors to distribute literature. Prince was cremated in a private ceremony on 24 April, three days after he was found unresponsive in a lift at his Paisley Park complex.
Meanwhile the pop singer’s family is said to be planning a public memorial somewhere in August of this year.