Prince's Body Cremated After Being Released to Family

by Desiree Murphy 1:05 PM PDT, April 23, 2016
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Multiple sources confirmed to ET on Saturday that Prince's body has been cremated.

A memorial service is being held for the "Purple One" at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, today. State troopers were gathered at the complex and helped escort family and friends inside as they began to pay their respects to the late singer.

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The news comes just one day after Prince's body was released to his family following an autopsy. As ET previously reported, the results of the exam will take several days to come back.

A few hours after the autopsy was completed, Carver Country Sheriff Jim Olson held a press conference, in which he addressed all the public information that’s currently available in regard to the ongoing police investigation to determine how the "Purple Rain" singer died.

According to Olson, Prince was last seen by an acquaintance who had dropped him off at his Paisley Park residence around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Olson added that staff was unable to reach him on Thursday, which is when they went to go check on him and found him unresponsive in the elevator on the first floor.

Prince was the only one at the residence the night before until the three staff members who came to check on him arrived. There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body, Olson informed the media.

"We have no reason to believe at this point that it's a suicide, but it's early on in the investigation," Olson said. "Prince is a very private person and I don't think it would be unusual for him to be there by himself."

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