New York City honors Prince with dance, block parties

Pedestrians pass the Apollo Theater displaying lyrics from songs by Prince, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in New York. Pop superstar Prince was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

A block party was held outside of Spike Lee's home in Brooklyn, New York to honor music mogul Prince.

The legendary artist died at his home in Minnesota Thursday morning.

The film director danced alongside other Prince fans to some of his iconic songs, including "Let's Go Crazy."

"We're all stunned by sudden death, but he's still here in the spiritual form, and we love him," he said.

More than 5,000 people showed up outside Spike Lee's home to dance the night away. He credited social media for the massive turnout.

"We're just dancing and singing and shouting!"

Lee mentioned the party Prince held two weeks ago with the cast of Hamilton, saying he was well at the time.

Brooklyn wasn't the only dance party in town. People outside the Apollo theatre in New York also moved to his beats, celebrating Prince's music, and life.

Other tributes poured in across the country, including at his Paisley Park home in Carver County, Minnesota.

There, people left flowers, baloons, posters, and other memorabilia at the fence outside his property.

Monuments across the world also lit up the night sky with purple - to honor the singer's iconic "Purple Rain."


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