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U.S. singer Prince leaves the French Open tennis tournament in Paris June 2,  2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

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Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate.

Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

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‘Purple Rain’ coming to more movie theaters

The 1984 film is a big hit in cinemas all over again thanks to fans seeking ways to pay tribute to the late music icon.

In this Saturday evening, Aug. 6 2011 photo American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. The concert was the first of two and it was interupted by heavy rain. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jakob Joergensen) DENMARK OUT

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Prince’s Paisley Park to be turned into a museum

Sheila E. says Prince had started work on turning his residence into a museum, and his family and friends intend to see his project through and create a permanent memorial for his fans.

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1 week ago

World goes purple in honor of Prince

There's a lot of purple on display as everyone from celebrities to fans to the President of the United States pays tribute to the iconic singer

Prince performs during the halftime show of the NFL's Super Bowl XLI football game between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts in Miami, Florida, February 4, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

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WATCH: 7 of Prince’s biggest pop culture moments

From fashion, to TV, to sports, to names, Prince had an impact on everything.

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TWITTER REACTS: The passing of Prince

The incomparable "Purple Rain" hitmaker died on Thursday at the age of 57.

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Pop music superstar Prince dead at 57

He scored a string of hits, including "Purple Rain," "Little Red Corvette," and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," selling over 100 million records during his career, and picking up seven Grammy Awards.

U.S. musician Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi November 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh

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PHOTOS: Prince through the years

The iconic musician passed away on Thursday at the age of 57.

Meghan Trainor arriving at the BBC Radio 1 studios

Featuring: Meghan Trainor
Where: London, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
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Meghan Trainor Added to Illinois State Fair Grandstand

She's "All About That Bass" -- and now she's all about the Illinois State Fair.

Celebrities attend the 89th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Featuring: Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo
Where: New York City, New York, United States
When: 26 Nov 2015
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Benatar, Giraldo, Etheridge Added to State Fair Grandstand

The Illinois State Fair has added another group of well-known artists to their grandstand lineup.

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Hundreds of new releases, performances to highlight Record Store Day

Everybody from Anthrax and Justin Bieber to Willie Nelson and The Weeknd are getting into the action for the eighth annual Record Store Day.

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Vinyl records could be heading back to their glory days

Sales of vinyl records have reached their highest level for 20 years and could be on track to return to the glory days of the Long Player in the late 1980s.

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Bono thinks Amy Schumer, Chris Rock can fight ISIS

The U2 frontman spoke before Congress, saying that laughter could be an effective weapon against extremist groups.

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The Weeknd leads Billboard nods

The Canadian singer lands mentions in categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top R&B Album for "Beauty Behind the Madness."

Inductees Robin Zander, left, and Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick perform at the 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, April 8, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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PHOTOS: 2016 Rock Hall inductions

Some of the biggest names in the music industry gathered to honor the 31st class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Rock Hall welcomes 2016 class

Chicago, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, and California rappers N.W.A. were all honored during a ceremony in NYC.

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Country icon Merle Haggard dies on his birthday

The Hall of Famer has died at the age of 79.

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Country and Rock Acts Headline State Fair

Popular country music acts and a legendary rock group will be part of the grandstand lineup at the Illinois State Fair.

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