Spike Lee Throws Impromptu Street Party to Remember Prince

The filmmaker sent out an invite on Instagram.

ByABC News
April 22, 2016, 4:33 AM

— -- Hundreds of fans gathered outside Spike Lee's Brooklyn home after he threw a last-minute party to celebrate the life of Prince.

Fans wore items of purple clothing - as indicated on the invitation - and were told to "dance, sing, and shout to his music."

It's estimated that nearly 1,000 people turned out for the celebration, according to The Associated Press.

Lee posted several tributes to the "Purple Rain" singer on Instagram, including this one of the two together.

Prince's publicist Yvetter Noel-Schure released a statement Thursday confirming his death.

The Carver County Sheriff's Department told ABC News in a statement that sheriff deputies found the singer unresponsive Thursday morning in an elevator inside his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

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