“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Nelson said. “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.”
In a statement, Prince’s family said that the new museum “will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it.”
“Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community,” the family continued. “We are excited to open the doors of Paisley Park and share Prince’s magic with all of his fans.”
Prince died at Paisley Park just days after reportedly being hospitalized for an overdose of the opioid Percocet. The coroner later determined that the musician died from an overdose of the opioid fentanyl.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.
Prince 4 Sale: 9 Most Amazing Auction Items From the Purple One (Photos)
A black and white motorcycle jacket worn by Prince in "Purple Rain" will go up for auction June 29 via Profiles in History, with bidding opening between $6,000 and $8,000.
The cone puppet used by Prince in his landmark film "Purple Rain" -- OK, one just like it at least, sold on the Purple Rain tour -- can be yours for a mere $1,495. Plus $14 shipping.
A pair of bejeweled handcuffs worn by the Purple One onstage during the performance of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" fetched $12,500 at an auction held by Nate D. Sanders in March.
At the same auction, a diamond and amethyst Love Symbol pin worn by Prince took in $12,500.
Played at San Francisco's Cow Palace during the Purple Rain tour, this tambourine commanded $590 on eBay this week.
Also offered up at the Nate D. Sanders auction: A plate from Prince's wedding, which took in $1,875.
Couldn't make it to Prince's final concert in Atlanta on April 14? This ticket stub from the show, as well as a CD that was given away after the gig will put you there -- kind of -- with a current bid of just under $800.
A check written to Prince in 1977 that bears his endorsement signature went for $3,326 at the March auction -- even though the original check was only written out for $100.
Prince is probably the only person in the world who could have pulled off wearing this scarf. But somebody paid $1,250 for it during the Sanders auction anyway.
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The ”Little Red Corvette“ singer may be gone, but pieces of his legacy are still available if you have enough money