Prince may be gone, but his kingdom will soon be open to the public.
The music legend’s 50,000-square-foot home at Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will be made into a museum commemorating his life and work, Prince’s family has confirmed.
“It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans,” Maurice Phillips, Prince’s brother-in-law, told The Sun. “Prince was always private, but would have wanted his music remembered.”
The estate, where fans have been gathering since the icon died last week, features Prince’s recording studio and a nightclub.
The idea to convert it all into a museum isn’t new. In fact, Prince had begun the project himself before he became ill.
“He was working on it being a museum,” Sheila E, Prince’s collaborator and former girlfriend, told The National. “There’s a hallway of his awards and things, which he didn’t really care about too much, but he displayed it for the fans because he knows that they would want to see it.”
It’s a good thing Prince's intentions were so clear, because according to his family, he did not leave a will. With this museum and with his music, however, he will leave a legacy.