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Prince died from an accidental drug overdose like too many of the great musicians do. The police held an investigation and closed the case with no criminal charges filed because there was not enough evidence to arrest anyone. The police later released footage of finding him dead in his room. It went viral on social media people mourned Prince for weeks.1

After the investigation, he was buried at Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN. The family wanted a quiet service with no drama so they cremated him and secretly carried him to his final resting place. This, of course, was leaked to the internet, but the funeral was still a quiet ceremony.2
In remembrance of him, National monuments and buildings were lit up purple following his death. Many people at home also lit up their own towns and homes purple. Social media also played a part in spreading his legacy.3

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