In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, President Obama paused to reflect on the legacy of superstar Prince during a news conference in London. Memorials across the country continue to pour in for late musical icon, who was found dead in his suburban Minneapolis home Thursday.
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Remembrances continued to pour in today for singer and songwriter Prince, who died yesterday at his home in Minnesota.
Even President Obama paused to reflect on the superstar’s legacy during his news conference in London.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:
He put out great music and he was a great performer.
It’s a remarkable loss. And I’m staying at Winfield House, the U.S. ambassador’s residence. It so happens our ambassador has a turntable, and so this morning, we played “Purple Rain” and “Delirious” just to get warmed up before we left the house for important bilateral meetings like this.
Mr. Obama’s tribute was one of many from friends and fans alike.
Here’s a collection.
From the New Orleans Superdome, to San Francisco’s City Hall, landmarks across the country lit up in Prince’s signature color purple last night to honor the iconic musician. But, for many, remembering the superstar meant celebrating the songs that were his life’s work.
In Minnesota, thousands flooded into downtown Minneapolis to dance the night away outside the nightclub where his movie “Purple Rain” was filmed, while, in New York, hundreds turned out for a street party hosted by filmmaker and Prince friend Spike Lee.
Over on Broadway, tributes flowed from fellow singers and musicians. The cast of the smash hit “Hamilton” danced to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” after their curtain call.
And at the nearby at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, actress Jennifer Hudson led the cast of “The Color Purple” in a rendition of one of the singer’s most iconic melodies.
Prince died yesterday at age 57.