In Minnesota, It’s Raining Purple

As news breaks of Prince’s death, people in Minnesota are sharing images of the sky raining purple on social media to mark the passing of the musical legend.

Doctoring the photos by adding purple filters, fans in his hometown of Minneapolis are paying fitting tribute to their lost icon, with beautiful effect.

See some of the #rainingpurple shots below:

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The singer’s cause of death is currently unknown. On Apr 15, his plane was forced to make an emergency landing for health reasons, but Prince still performed in concert the next night. He is thought to have been battling flu in recent weeks.

A number of artists have already paid tribute to the musical icon who died today at age 57.