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It's been five years since Prince, one of the most amazing talents on Earth, passed away. And the memory is still super fresh...

(From April 21, 2016) Chanhassen, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Carver County Sheriff’s Department released a statement Thursday afternoon concerning the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous citizens.

Deputies responded to a medical call at the Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen at 9:43 a.m. Thursday morning and found an unresponsive man in an elevator inside the complex. Officials say First Responders administered CPR, but efforts to resuscitate the individual were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10 a.m.

His publicist soon confirmed the deceased man was Prince Nelson, the world-famous owner of the world-famous recording studio. The artist, better known as simply Prince, had died at the age of 57. The cause of his death remains under investigation. Read More: Fans Gather at Paisley Park Following Prince's Death

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Five years later and Prince is still as loved in Minnesota and across the globe. As is his song and movie, "Purple Rain." To honor his life, I put together 10 bits of trivia you probably didn't know. I certainly was surprised by a few of them, especially the one about asking Journey for permission to play it.

10 Facts About 'Purple Rain' You Probably Did Not Know

On the 5th anniversary of Prince passing away, we celebrate his life and talent with many stories and songs. And trivia about "Purple Rain" - the movie AND the

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