In honor of late pop music icon, Prince – who died on Thursday, April 21 in his Chanhassen, Minnesota, home – Luna Park’s iconic parachute jump lit up purple on the evening of Friday, April 22.
“From Fort Greene to Borough Hall, there were a lot of tributes to Prince and his amazing talents and contributions to the music and art world,” Councilmember Mark Treyger told this paper. “I think many Brooklynites appreciated that one of the most popular Brooklyn icons, our parachute jump, went purple and highlighted his symbol. It showed Brooklyn’s love and Brooklyn’s appreciation for his contribution to our society.”
Historians suggest that the color purple is associated with royalty. A fitting color for an artist named “Prince” and one that he utilized often in his costumes, performances, lyrics and albums and became synonymous with throughout his career.
Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June, 7 1958. He wore many different hats as a singer, songwriter, musician and actor and released 39 studio albums throughout his career, 16 of which went platinum. He is survived by his sister, Tyka Nelson, five half-brothers and sisters and a large extended family.