June 7, 2016


Minnesota Governor Proclaims June 7 as ‘Prince Day’

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Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

According to Billboard, Minnesota’s governor Mark Dayton has officially marked June 7 as “Prince Day” to memorialize the passing of the late artist on his birthday.

Prince’s autopsy revealed that he accidentally overdosed on the painkiller fentanyl on April 21. As stated in the governor’s proclamation, the commemorative holiday is to uphold all of Prince's cultural contributions and the recognition his work brought to the North Star State.

The governor’s statement credits Prince as “the creator of ‘The Minneapolis Sound,’ a contribution not only to the global catalogue of music genres, but to Minnesota’s worldwide prominence and its economic growth.” 

Read the governor’s full proclamation here.