Sign O' the Times: Everything That Went Purple For Prince
Underneath the purple rain -- that's where we stood yesterday at the news that musician Prince Rogers Nelson died at just 57 years old. Suddenly, the world seemed bathed in purple as Prince's signature color cascaded throughout the Internet, across magazine covers and national monuments and everywhere in between. Like the artist himself, the tributes ranged from subtle and poignant to big and bold. Here are a few of our favorites.
A photo posted by Josue Barrera (@josuetankx) on Apr 22, 2016 at 8:50am PDT
NASA looked to the heavens.
The agency shared a purple nebula.
The famous falls originally turned purple to commemorate the Queen of England's 90th birthday but eventually honored Prince as well.
Cheerios, whose maker is based in Prince's home state, created this custom tribute. It deleted it once some balked.
Melbourne Arts Center Spire glowed purple.
Tributes spanned the globe like this one from fans in Australia.
Prince's homestate went big, starting with the stadiums.
His hometown then took to major landmarks to show its love and appreciation.
Front and center, the cover will rain purple.
Users could see their world through lavender glasses.
Spotify snowed in April.
With most of his songs removed from its catalog, the service posted a condolence tweet.
Google doodled violet.
We join the world in mourning the loss of a genius, a legend, and an inspiration to generations of artists and fans. pic.twitter.com/nd5OgLcRdl— Spotify (@Spotify) April 21, 2016
Google modified its famous logo.
New Yorkers took creative license with a certain subway stop.
MTV mourned through this thing called life.
? Prince Street ? pic.twitter.com/xlGtrwwgua— Signe Pierce (@sigggnasty) April 21, 2016
The music channel quoted one of his most famous songs -- Let's Go Crazy.
Broadway lent its voice.
Play-goers shared a special moment.
Their heart was in the right place.
They temporarily changed its logo.
Pixar also paid purple tribute.
Pornhub even paying respects to Prince pic.twitter.com/8a0HJ6uRx1— Benjamin N (@ben666_) April 22, 2016
Paying purple respects.
Meanwhile, at the New Orleans Superdome...
It was a stadium-sized gesture.
Go big or go home.
All of Buzzfeed
In honor of legendary music icon Prince, The Orlando Eye will be lit in purple this evening. pic.twitter.com/yMpG3bXabv— The Orlando Eye (@theorlandoeye) April 21, 2016
The office was transformed.
It lit up the night.
Not purple, but on brand, and classy.
Kim Lachance Shandrow is the former West Coast editor at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was a commerce columnist at Los Angeles CityBeat, a news producer at MSNBC and KNBC in Los Angeles and a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times. She has also written for Government Technology magazine, LA Yoga magazine, the Lowell Sun newspaper, HealthCentral.com, PsychCentral.com and the former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Coop. Follow her on Twitter at @Lashandrow. You can also follow her on Facebook here.