By Annie Reuter
Prince’s family has announced the music legend has not yet received a proper memorial service and that prior reports that he was cremated and honored in a private ceremony are untrue.
“There has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organized or authorized by the family or Paisley Park representatives,” the family said in a statement. “Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future.”
While no details on the memorial have been revealed, Prince’s family expressed their appreciation of the “outpouring of love, support and condolences” following the news of the singer’s death last month.
“Prince and his music influenced so many people that we feel inspired to celebrate his life and legacy in just the right way,” the statement continued. “We appreciate the public’s patience and have been comforted by your outpouring of love, support and condolences. We look forward to sharing with the world this celebration of, and farewell to, our Prince.”
Prince was found unresponsive at his home in Minnesota on April 21.