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Prince dead: SiriusXM launches tribute channel

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Prince fans can commemorate The Purple One’s life and career in the best way: listening to his music nonstop on a curated station.

SiriusXM announced Thursday evening that the Prince Tribute Channel has been created in the wake of the musician’s death Thursday morning.

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“Prince’s passing is tragic and a true loss for music fans around the world,” SiriusXM President and CCO Scott Greenstein said in a statement. “To honor his legacy and his incredible body of work, SiriusXM will create a special channel that will be devoted to his artistic genius.”

The limited-edition station, running through April 29, will play music throughout the late musician’s extensive discography as well as his collaborators and artists he inspired.

Prince died at his home, Minnesota’s Paisley Park Studios. Last week, the Purple Rain musician was sick with the flu when his jet reportedly made an emergency landing to get him treated. At the time, Prince’s rep told EW he was “fine.”

Before the debut of the Prince-only channel, former MTV VJ Mark Goodman hosted a live tribute on the ’80s on 8 station.

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