Prince Day

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has officially declared Tuesday, June 7, 2016 as “Prince Day.”

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis on June 7, 1958 and died suddenly at his Paisley Park estate on April 21.

Today, would have been his 58th birthday.

The proclamation states:

Prince was one of the best-selling recording artists of all-time; a prominent singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist, he went on to create revolutionary music and an iconic identity, which later inspired a movie, known as Purple Rain.

To celebrate “Prince Day,” Minnesotans are “encouraged to wear purple in honor of The Purple One’s enduring legacy.”

See the proclamation below.

 

Prince Day Proclamation

 

Happy Prince Day!