Purple Reigns: World Landmarks Light Up in Moving Tributes to Prince

Awash in his vibrant favorite color, the world grieved a music legend.

The world lost a legend and was in collective shock when Prince died on Thursday at the age of just 57. Immediately, social media lit up with heartfelt tributes, as celebs and regular folks alike shared poignant memories of the artist and his music. Purple also reigned in the real world, off of social media, as monuments and landmarks paid tribute to the fallen star.

Los Angeles concert venue the Forum, where Prince famously performed a month of shows, went purple. So did other L.A. buildings like City Hall.

Purple lights bathed the High Roller ferris wheel in Las Vegas, where the performer had an earlier residency.

The department of transportation in Prince's home town of Minneapolis honored the star with a traffic bridge illuminated in purple.

The Minnesota Twins' Target Field went purple in his honor.

Meanwhile, in Boston, the Fenway Park organist played "Little Red Corvette" and other Prince classics.

i don't know if you can hear it, but the organist was playing "little red corvette" between innings 😥💜✨

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New York City's Prince Street subway station took on a whole new meaning.

The Orlando Eye cried like doves.

Australian politician Daniel Andrews, who is the premier of Victoria, tweeted on Friday that Melbourne would honor the star by turning the city's Arts Centre spire purple.

San Francisco City Hall showed its love.

city mourning

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And NASA's tribute was out of this world.

Rest in peace, Prince. You're deeply missed already.

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