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Prince’s Body Has Been Cremated In A Private Funeral Ceremony

Prince has been laid to rest in a private ceremony involving a small group of close family and friends.

The iconic musician’s body was cremated, with the “final storage” of his remains to be kept private.

As the Associated Press reports, fans who gathered outside The Purple One’s Paisley Park home were each given a special keepsake by his family, in the form of a round purple box containing a colour photo of Prince and a 3121 t-shirt (referencing his 2006 album).

It comes after the medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy on Prince’s body, with the official results expected to take “days or weeks” to come through.

The 57-year-old legend was found unresponsive inside his household elevator on Thursday, and his cause of death has still yet to be determined.

However, from the initial autopsy results, authorities have ruled out violence as a contributing factor and are also not treating his death as a suicide.

It comes after reports from gossip site TMZ that Prince was treated for a painkiller overdose in the week prior to his death, and rescued from the brink of flat-lining with a “save shot” that was administered after his plane made an emergency landing.

But when quizzed about whether the rocker’s death could be linked to the overdose, local authorities refused to comment.

Meanwhile, heartbroken tributes to the great Purple One have been flooding in from his fans and peers and even mother nature herself, while monuments across the world have been turning purple for Prince.

We’ll bring you more news regarding his cause of death as it develops, but in the meantime, you can celebrate The Purple One’s life by checking out this handy guide to all of the Prince tribute parties happening near you this weekend.

Gallery: Prince’s Life In Pictures

Prince At The Palladium NYC 1981 Photo Of Prince - Purple Rain Tour Premiere of 'Purple Rain' Prince performing at The Ritz Prince Live At The Forum Prince Live In LA BRIT Awards 1985 Prince Plays Guitar In Concert Prince In UK Prince In Polka Dot Purple One At Wembley Prince On Stage Prince Performs In Concert Prince Flying High In Concert Prince At Wembley Prince Listens To Crowd In Concert 1991 MTV Video Music Awards Prince In Concert Prince Performing At Radio City Music Hall Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference Featuring Prince Prince At The SCG Show In Sydney Prince Headlining UK Festival 2011

Prince At The Bottom Line

Now this is really early days with Prince performing in NYC at the Bottom Line on February 15, 1980. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

Prince At The Palladium NYC 1981

Performing off the back of his third album Controversy, even in the early days he was a force to be reckoned with onstage (Photo by Waring Abbott/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Photo Of Prince – Purple Rain Tour

Prince performing on stage – Purple Rain Tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

Premiere of 'Purple Rain'

Prince attending the premiere of his feature film 'Purple Rain' on July 26, 1984 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Prince performing at The Ritz

More of him performing on the Purple Rain Tour (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)

Prince Live At The Forum

Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Prince Live In LA

More from his iconic show at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

BRIT Awards 1985

Prince collects the award for Best International Artist at the British Record Industry Awards, aka the BRIT Awards with classic style in London, 11th February 1985. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

Prince Plays Guitar In Concert

Prince shredding onstage in 1985 a year after the release of Purple Rain (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Prince In UK

Prince performing in the UK, circa 1985. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Prince In Polka Dot

Always a snappy dresser, Prince rocks some polka dots on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1988. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Purple One At Wembley

The purple one performing at the iconic Wembley stadium in London, 1986 in the post Purple Rain era. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)

Prince On Stage

Prince shows some skin while performing on stage, 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Prince Performs In Concert

Barechested with a guitar strapped at his waist and performing in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 30, 1990. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Prince Flying High In Concert

Ever the showman, Prince delights fans circa 1990. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Prince At Wembley

The purple one returns to Wembley, London, 22nd August 1990. (Photo by Graham Wiltshire/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Prince Listens To Crowd In Concert

Prince holds one hand by his ear to hear the crowd response, during a concert, February 1991. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

1991 MTV Video Music Awards

Prince performs at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards Held in Los Angeles, CA on September 5, 1991. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Prince In Concert

Prince in concert and in costume at Earl's Court, London, 15th June 1992. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Prince Performing At Radio City Music Hall

Prince performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall on March 24, 1993 in New York, New York. (Photo of Prince Photo by Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference Featuring Prince

Prince performs during the Super Bowl XLI Half-Time Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 1, 2007 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Prince At The SCG Show In Sydney

Prince delighting Aussie fans on his early 90s Australian tour. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

Prince Headlining UK Festival 2011

Even in his later days Prince never lost his presence and energy on stage. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)

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