CHANHASSEN, Minn. (KMSP) - Prince's family released a statement Saturday revealing that an official memorial service and public event is being planned for the near future. The family made clear that "contrary to previous and current reports, there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince."
Full statement from Prince's family:
"We would like everyone to know that, contrary to previous and current reports, there has been no memorial, funeral or tribute service for Prince that was organized or authorized by the family or Paisley Park representatives. Together, the family is planning an official memorial service and public event to take place in the near future. Prince and his music influenced so many people that we feel inspired to celebrate his life and legacy in just the right way. We appreciate the public’s patience and have been comforted by your outpouring of love, support and condolences. We look forward to sharing with the world this celebration of, and farewell to, our Prince. Details will be coming soon."
— Alfred Jackson, John Nelson, Norrine Nelson, Omarr Baker, Sharon Nelson, and Tyka Nelson.