Prince Rogers Nelson, simply known as Prince, was without a doubt, an American icon.
Prince’s recent passing affected millions of people across the country, from fans of his who have been following his exploits for more than four decades, to young people who were just cracking the surface of the wonderful world of Prince.
So many people showed their support to the artist after his passing, by paying their respects via Twitter and through other social media platforms. Some other businesses, however, took more creative approaches to honoring the former icon.
Some businesses honoring Prince are far better known than some others, but a few of the lesser-known businesses were the closest to Prince’s heart, who lived in Minnesota.
According to KSTP News, MTV aired showings of Prince’s 1984 musical, Purple Rain.
The Minnesota Twins, Prince’s favorite baseball team, changed the lights of their home stadium, Target Field, to different shades of purple. The Twins also edited their Facebook and Twitter logos to purple versions. The display screen at the field also read, “Goodnight Sweet Prince.”
Even large corporations like Target and Google showed their respect to the musical superstar.
Google changed their logo to purple coloring with animated rain and Target Corp. lit up their downtown Minneapolis building headquarters in all purple at night.
“The Target team was deeply saddened to hear the news of Prince’s death. He was one of the best-selling artists of his time and a legendary Minnesotan,” Target said in a statement about Prince’s passing.
Various other companies and organizations took place in purple-related activates to honor Prince: Song PR, Guthrie Theater, Sun County Airlines, Minnesota Lynx, Best Buy, and even NASA.
The Artist even receive some culinary tributes as well. Every year, there are more than 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream produced in the United States, but it’s not every day you see a Prince-themed ice cream snack.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream even added a new flavor to its selection. Philly Voice reports that the ice cream shop will now serve ice cream titled Purple Plain. All of their proceeds will be given to the Philadelphia School District music programs.
Prince passed away April 21, 2016, at the age of 57.