Minneapolis paying tribute to Prince on anniversary of his death by lighting bridges in purple

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MINNEAPOLIS (KARE-TV) - Two of Minnesota's most traveled bridges are lit in purple on the one year anniversary of pop music icon Prince.

The tribute started Thursday night when the Lowry Bridge and the I-35 Bridge over the Mississippi River were both turned the singer's signature color.

Prince died April 21, 2016 in an elevator at his home and recording studio, Paisley Park.

The autopsy report released later said he died of an accidental overdose of the opioid drug fentanyl.

Paisley Park, which is now a museum honoring the late singer, is holding a weekend of events and performances (including a reunion concert by The Revolution!) to make the anniversary of Prince's death.