Remembering Prince: 5 most memorable tributes 

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Remembering Prince: 5 most memorable tributes 

Nearly a year after the death of Prince, fans across the world continue to celebrate the legacy of the fallen musician. 

Just one week before his death on April 14, 2016, the legendary singer performed his last show at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, and the venue has plans to honor The Purple One in a grand way for the one-year anniversary of his death.

From 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 21, the Fox will post a rolling rotation of lyrics from Prince’s iconic song “Purple Rain” on its marquee, said Cindy Stoltz, spokeswoman for the Fox. 

The concert hall isn’t the only one singing his praises. Many Atlanta admirers and Prince lovers from all over have paid tribute to the icon since he died. From shrines to musical performances to social media dedications, here are some of the most memorable:

Atlanta City Hall is lit in purple in remembrance of Prince on Friday night April 22, 2016, the day after the musical superstar was found dead in his Minnesota home. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com Ben Gray

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced that City Hall would turn purple the day after Prince's death. The Peach City wasn’t alone (the King and Queen towers in Dunwoody also glowed). New York’s Empire State building, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the High Roller Ferris wheel in Las Vegas, the Chicago skyline and Target Field in Prince’s home of Minnesota were all lighted in memoriam. 

Michael Glover of Atlanta takes a photograph of the Prince memorial in front of the Fox Theatre on April 22, 2016. The musician played his final public concert at the Fox a week before he died. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM

At the historic Atlanta venue, fans created a makeshift shrine for the musician days after he died. With candles, balloons and posters in hands, they decorated the Fox Theatre in his honor of his 40-year career.

Atlanta stylist Talaya Render dressed up as Prince for Halloween for her company costume contest and looked eerily similar to the late legend. Photos: Talaya Render

Talaya Render, a 25-year-old stylist at Atlanta's Like the River Salon, pieced together her costume with items she already owned for her company's annual Halloween costume contest. She bought a curly wig, but left it behind when she realized she didn't even need it.

CeeLo Green, Kenny Leon, Samuel L. Jackson and Usher were just a few of the celebrities who took to social media to express their condolences. Green, who attended Prince's last showwrote on Instagram, “I find myself being afraid now feeling alone in the world without him, for I believe that he was dealing directly with the Creator

Sheila E. performs a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Associated Press

The Roots, Bilal, Erykah Badu, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, Janelle Monae and Sheila E. flocked the stage to deliver their best Prince impersonations. With four different tributes, BET surprised fans with riveting and unforgettable performances.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Recording artist Madonna performs a tribute to Prince onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter

After Questlove kicked things off, the inside of the arena turned purple as the fitting “Dearly beloved…” intro to “Let’s Go Crazy” played. Opening with “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Madonna began the musical tribute decked out in a silk lavender suit, lacy-ruffled sleeve and Prince-like cane. As she wound down the song, Stevie Wonder joined her on stage for “Purple Rain,” and together they led the crowd through the anthem.

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