Fans from around the world are remembering Prince today on the third anniversary of his death.
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Prince died at the age of 57, when he was found alone and unresponsive in his Paisley Park estate on April 21 in 2016.
Shortly after his death, it was confirmed that he died from an opioid overdose. The star was found to have fentanyl in his system – which is 50 times more powerful than heroin.
Today, people have been paying tribute to the late star. One fan wrote on Twitter: “Three years since Prince died…whilst time may fly, his music will last forever.”
Another said: “Thank you for the amazing music you made, your memory will live forever.” You can read a selection of the tributes here:
— Pierre de Villiers (@PDVjourno) April 21, 2019
Prince remains my favourite artist. I was on a train when I learned he had died and had to try very hard not to cry in public. Today is a good day to remember his genius https://t.co/Dgnlnuf4wk via @YouTube
— Kate Sang ?? (@katesang) April 21, 2019
Three years since Prince died. Thanks for the music. pic.twitter.com/vM97Sici3f
— Rich Walters (@therichwalters) April 21, 2019
— Roy Goodacre, Esq. (@RoyGoodacre) April 21, 2019
— Linda Wisdom Photo (@CreativeWisdom_) April 21, 2019
— Prince-Free Yo Mind-Escape (@3rdeyeescape) April 21, 2019
— Shaun Stackhouse (@ShaunStackhouse) April 21, 2019
Instead, the film will focus on an original story that uses Prince’s songs to drive forward to the plot. The original idea was reportedly formulated by Prince’s estate and Universal after they agreed that a biopic had largely been covered by Prince’s 1984 movie Purple Rain.