Purple Reign: The World Turns Purple As Iconic Landmarks Light Up For Prince

22 April 2016, 11:40 | Updated: 22 April 2016, 15:26

Landmarks go purple for Prince

Snapchat also enabled a Prince filter for fans to celebrate the late icon.

The world is continuing to mourn the passing of the iconic star, Prince Rogers Nelson, who died aged 57, yesterday (Thursday 21 April)

In addition to tributes from pouring in from stars all over the world, famous venues and landmarks paid tribute to the singer yesterday by turning purple.

Minneapolis' famous stadium and Target Field - the home of the Minnesota Twins - went purple inside and out upon hearing the sad news.


Purple at the stadium. #prince

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France also looked resplendent in purple.

As did the Empire state building...

 The Mercedes-Benz Superdome was lit up respectfully in New Orleans.

The Los Angeles City Hall lights reflected the purple one.

Warner Bros released an official statement and paid tribute at their offices.

And if that wasn't out of this world enough, NASA released an image of a purple-hued nebula to mark Prince's passing. 

Meanwhile, venues in Britain paid tribute by remembering the icon's lyrics. 

 Brixton's Ritzy cinema - which famously paid tribute to their "Brixton Boy," Bowie in January - wrote the famous Prince lyric: "This is what it sounds like, when doves cry".

Snapchat has enabled a special feature on their app, with fans able to use a Purple Rain filter.

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