Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Prince's Paisley Park to open its gates to the public in October

Fans of Prince will be able to wander around his Paisley Park compound this autumn (16), when the late music icon's home is opened to the public.

Bremer Bank officials, who were appointed special administrators for Prince's estate following his death in April (16), have announced the gates to the singer's private estate and production complex will open for daily public tours from 6 October (16).

The decision was made by Prince's family, in conjunction with the Bremer Bank bosses.

Confirming the news, the late star's sister Tyka Nelson says, "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on.

"Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place."

Visitors will get a guided tour of Paisley Park's main floor, which features Prince's recording and mixing studios.

Prince's body was found slumped in an elevator inside the Paisley Park compound just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. His death was ruled an accidental overdose of powerful painkiller Fentanyl, according to the late legend's official autopsy findings.

Reports suggest he was taking the pills in an effort to cope with the pain of an ongoing hip issue.

The Purple Rain hitmaker staged a party for fans at Paisley Park just days before he died. Guests who attended the bash claimed Prince seemed pale, gaunt and exhausted.