Saturday 3 December 2016

Fan video captures final time Prince performed 'Purple Rain'

Published 21/04/2016 | 19:25

File photo dated 15/02/06 of Prince performing on stage at the Brit Awards, as the singer has died at the age of 57, his publicist said. Yui Mok/PA Wire
File photo dated 15/02/06 of Prince performing on stage at the Brit Awards, as the singer has died at the age of 57, his publicist said. Yui Mok/PA Wire

The moment Prince sang his most iconic song in public for the final time has been shared online.

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The 57-year-old singer was performing in Atlanta where fan Jake Reuese snapped a video his last performance of 'Purple Rain'.

"We weren't supposed to use phones at Prince in ATL last week, but I couldn't resist. Last performance of Purple Rain," Jake wrote on his Twitter account.

His video has already been shared more than 7,000 times.

"I mean no offense [sic] to Prince or his estate by posting these videos.  I hope they allow people to relive it one more time. Honored [sic] I saw him," he added.

"I will cherish these videos."

Prince won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985.

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