Friends and family hold private memorial after Prince cremated


Prince's friends and family have held a private memorial for the music superstar after his body was cremated.

The Purple Rain star, 57, was pronounced dead at his Paisley Park estate near Minneapolis on Thursday morning after he was found collapsed in a lift.

A private ceremony celebrating his life was held at the compound on Saturday, attended by Prince's sister Tyka Nelson and brother-in-law Maurice Nelson.

The singer's body was cremated and the "final storage" of his remains will be private, his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said.

Prince was a Jehovah's Witness which required a funeral to take place within a week of his death.