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Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Prince

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Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Prince

Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Prince.

The 66-year-old singer and his E Street Band took to the stage during his concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday (23.04.16) to honour the late musician - who died on Thursday (21.04.16) - in a six-minute performance, which saw him perform a rendition of 'Purple Rain' whilst the stage was awash with purple light.

Speaking at his show, the 'Born To Run' hitmaker said: "Prince forever. God bless!"

Meanwhile, the 57-year-old music legend who was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, was remembered in a private memorial service yesterday with a "musical celebration" confirmed for a later date.

His publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said: "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."

One guest who attended the memorial service - alongside the likes of Prince's former fiancé Sheila E., half-brother Maurice Phillips and bassist Larry Graham - says his closest friends and family did not make it a sad occasion but instead celebrated the life of the late singer.

A source said: "It was actually a party. People danced and ate."