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Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Passing of Prince

Post Date:04/22/2016 3:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell


News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Passing of Prince

ATLANTA –  “In honor of his last performance in the City of Atlanta, City Hall will be lit purple tonight to celebrate the life, legacy and music of Prince.

Prince led a singular, dynamic career, spanning four decades and reaching generation after generation of fans. His incredible live performances moved people to dance and to feel.

As scores of people listen to Prince singing and playing the piano at the Fox Theater, his memory will be indelibly tied to our city and the fans who celebrated him here.

I encourage everyone to remember and listen to their favorite Prince song today - mine was ‘Raspberry Beret.’ It never fails to put a smile on my face and a song in my heart."


For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed


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