Prince's Paisley Park Estate Will Become A Museum & It's An Amazing Way To Keep His Memory Alive For Fans
Just like legends Elvis Presley and Bob Marley, the late icon Prince's Paisley Park estate will become a museum, his brother-in-law Maurice Phillips told The Sun. "We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince’s memory," Phillips, who is married to Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, said. "It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans — this would remember his music, which is his legacy. Prince was always private but would have wanted his music remembered."
Soon after it was announced that the 57-year-old Purple Rain star had died on April 21, after being found unresponsive in an elevator, per the Carver County Sheriff's Office, fans gathered outside his Minnesota home to pay their respects. So, his home becoming a museum and being opened up for the public to tour is definitely cool for fans. Plus, it's another great way to keep his memory alive.
Prior to the above news, Prince's longtime collaborator and friend Sheila E. also spoke with Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of turning Paisley Park into a museum. "We're hoping to make Paisley what [Prince wanted] it to be," she said. "[He] was working on it being a museum. He's been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle."
There's a hallway of his awards and things, which he really didn't care about too much, but he displayed it for the fans because he knows that they would want to see it. There's pictures of him all down the halls, some you've seen before and some never [seen]… There's a mural on the wall with his hands out and on one side is all the people he was influenced by and the other side is all of us who have played with him... It's beautiful.
That sure sounds like something fans will truly appreciate and something that will stay with them for years to come.
Since the news broke of his death, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released details about Prince's death and said that there were "no obvious signs of trauma." He added, "We have no reason to believe this was a suicide." An autopsy has also been completed, but it could take several weeks for the results.