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Minnesota Governor Declares Prince's Birthday a Holiday

by Raphael Chestang 6:15 PM PDT, June 06, 2016
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June 7 has officially been declared "Prince Day" in Minnesota.

Governor Mark Dayton made the announcement on Monday, declaring that Tuesday -- which marks what would have been Prince's 58th birthday -- would be a statewide holiday in honor of the music legend.

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The Associated Press reports that Minnesotans are being encouraged to wear purple in honor of the GRAMMY winner's legacy.

The Purple One was passionate about his home state and settled down at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, in 1988.

Additionally, Prince's birthday will also be celebrated at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, with a "Let's Go Crazy" dance party. The icon was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

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The legendary singer died at his home on April 21 from "self-administered" Fentanyl toxicity. He was 57. Watch the video below to learn more about Prince's connection with Muhammad Ali.

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