He performed the stripped-back tribute to his fellow pop icon, who died in January, on April 14 in Atlanta – a show which proved to be his final performance. Watch fan-shot footage of the cover below.
Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park studio yesterday. A post-mortem will be carried out today to determine the cause of death.
Last night First Avenue, the Twin Cities venue that was the setting for Purple Rain, hosted an all-night dance party in honor of Prince’s legacy.
In the US, MTV cancelled its regular programming to air Prince videos for the day, while several US radio stations were broadcasting all-Prince shows.
Prince was due to publish his memoir next year, described by publisher Spiegel & Grau as “an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work”.
Read Andrew Friedman’s tribute to the baddest motherfucker on the planet.