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One Year Later: Fans Mark The Death of Prince

22 April 2017

April 2017: Prince's sought-after unreleased music, a six-track EP entitled Deliverance, was set to be released on the one-year anniversary of his death via Paisley Park audio engineer George Ian Boxill, who recorded the songs with Prince but completed them alone after the star's death.

Search warrants and affidavits unsealed Monday reveal that before his death, Prince abused opioid pain drugs, suffered withdrawal symptoms, and got at least one opioid prescription under his bodyguard's name.

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The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul is staging a special exhibit of Prince memorabilia, including his iconic "Purple Rain" suit through Sunday.

Elsewhere in the city, the Minneapolis Institute of Art lit its exterior in a haunting purple glow in his honor. Paisley Park, home and studio of the late musician Prince, is open for public tours.

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Today marks a year since the death of Prince, yet despite his absence from the music scene over the last 12 months, he is still making his presence felt when it comes to sales.

Others tweeted vibrant murals of Prince in the Camden neighborhood of London, and in the singer's native Minnesota. "One of the songwriters involved in the process presented me with the song "Over That Rainbow" and at first I said, 'Yo it's a attractive song but I can't sing that song - it's way too emotional, I like to keep my cool in check.' But it grew on me, and I eventually did do it". "This is a happy space". She says it's hard knowing that Prince is no longer here, but that "his spirit, his energy is still with us".

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Soso said she was there "just to be part of the purple family, the purple army". "It would always shift the mood". First Avenue also hosted an impromptu street party the day of Prince's passing. Associated Press writer Steve Karnowski contributed.