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Prince 'cremated in private ceremony'

Published 23/04/2016

Prince fans embrace by a makeshift memorial outside Paisley Park, the home of the singer, in Chanhassen, Minnesota (AP)
Prince fans embrace by a makeshift memorial outside Paisley Park, the home of the singer, in Chanhassen, Minnesota (AP)

Prince's body has been cremated in a private family ceremony, according to reports.

The music superstar was pronounced dead at his Paisley Park estate near Minneapolis on Thursday morning after he was found collapsed in a lift.

He was cremated after his body was released to his family on Friday afternoon, following a post-mortem examination, the Sunday Mirror said.

Family and friends were pictured arriving at Paisley Park on Saturday, where it is believed a private memorial was held.

Prince, 57, was a Jehovah's Witness which required a funeral to take place within a week of his death.

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