Prince’s pet doves ‘stopped singing’ when he died

This is what it sounds like when doves cry

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.

This week, a video tour of Prince’s Paisely Park home was unveiled – before it opens its doors as a museum later this month.

Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and John Mayer are also among the names confirmed for an official Prince tribute concert.