Musician's home/studio is open to the public
Prince‘s Paisley Park home/recording studio has opened to the public and reports claim that the late music icon’s ashes are among the items on display.
Located in Chanhassen in his home state of Minnesota, Paisley Park became both a residence and a place of creativity for Prince after construction was completed in 1988. The artist intended the compound to become a museum after his death, leaving behind guidelines on such aspects as how he wanted visitors to walk through Paisley Park during the tour.
The St Paul Pioneer Press reports that the front atrium features a “miniature replica of Paisley Park” and “an urn containing Prince’s remains”.
Stereogum reports that the urn is made of ceramic and glass and was 3D printed, designed by the musician’s sister and nephew.
No photography is permitted at Paisley Park.
Meanwhile, Prince’s sister has revealed that the ‘Purple Rain’ icon’s pet doves stopped crying after he died.
In a new interview with The Today Show, his sister Tyka Nelson opened up about the eerie atmosphere in Prince’s home after his passing. His two pet doves, Majesty and Divinity, fell silent. The birds credited with “ambient singing” on his album ‘One Nite Alone’.
“If they’re quiet, it doesn’t feel the same,” she said. “After he passed, they weren’t talking. When I first came in, I’m like, ‘Where’s the doves? What’s going on?’”
After being told that the doves were still there but had stopped singing, she suggested playing Prince’s music.
The ‘Kiss’ icon was found dead at his Minnesota Paisley Park home back in April, before an inquest found that he died of an accidental overdose of painkillers. He was just 57-years-old.