Opening his Brooklyn, New York, show awash in purple light, Springsteen and his E Street Band performed a rendition of the late singer-songwriter’s iconic tune “Purple Rain.”
The lengthy six-minute tribute at Barclays Center ended with Springsteen saying, “Prince forever. God bless!”
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He was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, and pronounced dead by sheriff’s deputies just under 25 minutes later.
The iconic musician’s cause of death still remains unknown, but an autopsy was completed by Chief Medical Examiner A. Quinn Strobl on Friday.