Bruce Springsteen opened his show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center with Prince's "Purple Rain"

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated April 24, 2016 12:35 PM
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Bruce Springsteen has joined the growing list of stars who are using music to pay tribute to Prince in the wake of his death.

Opening his Brooklyn, New York, show awash in purple light, Springsteen and his E Street Band performed a rendition of the late singer-songwriter’s iconic tune “Purple Rain.”

The lengthy six-minute tribute at Barclays Center ended with Springsteen saying, “Prince forever. God bless!”

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Prince died on Thursday in his Minnesota compound, just one week after seeking emergency medical treatment.

He was found unresponsive in an elevator at Paisley Park, and pronounced dead by sheriff’s deputies just under 25 minutes later.

The iconic musician’s cause of death still remains unknown, but an autopsy was completed by Chief Medical Examiner A. Quinn Strobl on Friday.