Prince's ashes to go on display on fifth anniversary of his death

Amy Johnson
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Prince's ashes are set to go on display. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
Prince's ashes are set to go on display. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Prince's ashes are set to go on display on the fifth anniversary of his death in 2016 at the age of 57.

The late star's ashes will be displayed on 21 April in the atrium of his private home and studio Paisley Park, which opened as a museum in October 2016.

They were originally placed in the middle of the atrium in a custom-made ceramic urn shaped like Paisley Park with Prince’s symbol on top when the museum opened.

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The main building at Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota on August 27, 2017. (Photo by Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The main building at Prince's Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, in 2017. (Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

However, at the request of his family they were moved to a less prominent spot in the atrium and eventually removed entirely from public view, disappointing his legions of fans.

A total of 1,400 people fortunate enough to get reservations at paisleypark.com will be allowed inside on 21 April for 30-minute visits to the atrium, at no cost, to pay their respects.

There will be 70 time slots available, with 20 people per slot. There will be no regular tours that day, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Prince performs during a tour stop in Denver at McNichols Arena July, 3, 1986. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Prince performs during a tour stop in Denver at McNichols Arena in July 1986. (John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

“We celebrate his life and legacy every day at Paisley Park, a place that Prince wanted to share with the world,” Paisley Park executive director Alan Seiffert said in a statement.

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“So, on this day especially, we acknowledge the incredible force and inspiration Prince is in people’s lives and open up our doors for them to pay their respects.”

The Purple Rain hitmaker's death on 21 April, 2016, was ruled as an accidental fentanyl overdose.

With additional reporting by PA.

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