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Prince to Receive Tribute at Cannes Film Festival

Prince to Receive Tribute at Cannes Film Festival

Prince will receive a special tribute at the Cannes Film Festival. The legendary musician died on Thursday, April 21 at the age of 57. According to reps, the details of his homage will be unveiled by the festival in the upcoming days. 

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The shocking news of his death stunned many globally. Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, had a breakout moment in cinema when he starred in the 1984 film “Purple Rain.” The feature paved way for his iconic album of the same name which featured hits like “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry.” Prince later went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song score for his musical work on the film. 

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In 1986 he directed and starred in “Under The Cherry Moon.” Filming took place on the French Riviera at La Victorine Studios in Nice. He also contributed to soundtracks like “Girl 6” by Spike Lee, Tim Burton’s “Batman” and “Happy Feet.” In 2014 he made a notable rare guest-star appearance on “New Girl.” In the episode the group is invited to Prince’s party, where the artist winds up spending most of his time with Jess (Zooey Deschanel) giving her relationship advice.

The Cannes Film Festival will take place May 11-22. 

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Watch a clip of the superstar on “New Girl” below:

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