When Doves Cry.. Prince was secretly cremated on Friday at the First Memorial Waterston Chapel in Minneapolis, Minnesota
His body was released to his sister Tyka around 1pm on Friday and brought to First Memorial Waterston Chapel
About an hour later, the cremation service began, which according to a price list, cost just $1,645. Because Prince was a Jehovah's Witness, his faith dictated that he be cremated within a week of his death.
Prince's confirmed his body has been cremated and that his final resting place will remain private. Then on Saturday, close friends and family gathered for a private memorial service at his Paisely Park home.
Hundreds of fans gathered outside to pay their own tribute to 'The Purple One' during the private service. The singer spent his final hours alone inside his vast $10million compound before collapsing inside an elevator.
Music icon, 57, was last seen entering his estate at around 8pm on Wednesday but was not found until 9.43am. Prince was taken to a Twin Cities hospital on Wednesday and was seen by a doctor, a report has revealed.
Sources said Prince overdosed on highly addictive opiate painkiller Percocet just six days before he died.
He was said to be taking the drug to help tackle chronic hip and ankle pain that he had suffered for many years
A statement from Yvette Noel-Schure reads,
"A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye."
"Prince's remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private. We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time."
"The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration."