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Prince’s remains on show in urn at Paisley Park

Prince’s ashes are being kept in a custom-made urn that will be on display to visitors to his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.
The late music icon’s final resting place is in an urn, co-designed by his sister Tyka Nelson and nephew President Nelson, at his Chanhassen mansion and recording studio.
The pair teamed up with local artists Foreverence “on an original concept that symbolised the Prince’s home, recording studio and sanctuary,” according to a press release obtained by People.com.
The ceramic and glass urn is covered by crystals chosen by Tyka, and also features scale-model details from Paisley Park, including the atrium, the singer’s purple Yamaha piano and white ornamental doves.
And the urn is currently on display at Paisley Park, which opened its doors on Thursday (06Oct16) for fans to visit and pay tribute to the Purple Rain singer.
Prince’s family members, in collaboration with Bremer Bank officials, who were appointed special administrators for the singer’s estate following his death in April (16), announced plans to open the gates to Paisley Park for daily public tours two months ago (Aug16).
However, the proposed launch hit a snag after Chanhassen City Council members raised concerns about the potential influx of tourists during a meeting on Monday (03Oct16), and delayed a decision on whether to grant the estate representatives their zoning request, which would reclassify Paisley Park as a museum.
The museum opened as planned on Thursday, after the council granted Paisley Park a temporary permit to open the museum for just three tours on Thursday, Saturday (08Oct16), and 14 October, while the estate works with the council on traffic and zoning concerns.
Visitors will see artefacts from Prince’s personal archives, including his concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles.

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