The Mercedes-Benz Superdome lights up purple to mourn the death of singer-songwriter Prince on Thursday April 21. (Advocate photo by SOPHIA GERMER)


The memory of Prince will live on in New Orleans, and nowhere was that more apparent than Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, lit up in purple. The light show was the same look the Superdome took on most recently for Essence Fest in 2014.

The pop legend was confirmed dead Thursday at his home in Minnesota, and hours later the Mercedez Benz Superdome Twitter account sent out its plan for the evening.