Neil Lupin/RedfernsThe body of Prince Rogers Nelson was released to his family on Friday afternoon; on Saturday, they, along with friends and colleagues, said goodbye to the legendary musician, who died suddenly Thursday at the age of 57.

A statement from Prince’s rep to ABC News states, “A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye. Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private.”

The statement adds, “We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time. The cause of death remains unknown and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration.”

Prince’s body was discovered in an elevator at Paisley Park Thursday morning after his staff couldn’t reach him.

In other Prince news, Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to him Saturday night at his concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. He and his band opened the show with a version of “Purple Rain.”

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