Stars pay touch­ing trib­ute to Prince

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Ste­vie Won­der, Faith Evans, Aloe Blacc and Eric Benet paid trib­ute to Prince with words and mu­sic at a pub­lic memo­rial in Los An­ge­les. Thou­sands of Prince fans gath­ered in front of Los An­ge­les City Hall for the cel­e­bra­tion, where the en­ter­tain­ers per­formed songs from Prince’s vast cat­a­logue. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are still try­ing to de­ter­mine what caused his un­ex­pected death last month at 57. Benet, who is mar­ried to Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini, sang Rasp­berry Beret, Evans per­formed I Feel for You and Blacc sang Di­a­monds and Pearls. “My wife and I had just dropped off our daugh­ter, lit­tle Lu­cia, at school and we got the news,” Benet said. “It was a dif­fi­cult time, and it still is and I think for the rest of the world it’s one of those things where you can’t re­ally wrap your brain around it.” Blacc said he ad­mired Prince’s hu­man­i­tar­ian work as much as his mu­si­cal gifts. “As pop­u­lar and fa­mous as he was, he was al­ways still do­ing things un­seen to make the world a bet­ter place,” he said. Won­der closed the evening with a per­for­mance of Pur­ple Rain. “What an in­cred­i­ble life, mu­sic and legacy that he gave us,” Won­der told the crowd. “I think the only thing we can do in the spirit of Prince is to learn to truly love one an­other and come to­gether. We can’t just talk about it we got to be about it.”

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