Knoxville fans remember Prince


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Donna Torbett loved Prince and says his contribution to the world was one of a kind.

“He will be greatly missed,” she said. “Sad. It’s sad. It makes me want to cry.”

Prince passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. His publicist says that his remains were cremated Saturday during a private memorial service.

Gloria Deathridge saw the pop star live when he came to Knoxville. Gloria says it was one of the greatest performances she’s ever witnessed.

“He was an entertainer . . . he’s so young and I’m sure he had so much more to give,” said Deathridge.

Since his death she’s listened to a lot of his music.

“It’s on the radio, it’s on TV, it’s everywhere, and it’s on YouTube,” she said.

Friday our city honored him by lighting up the Henley Bridge purple, his favorite color.

Prince’s cause of death is still unknown. Friday he had an autopsy but it could be weeks before results are complete. We’ll keep you updated with that information when we get it.

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