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Fenway Park organist honors Prince by playing his music during Red Sox game Thursday

The pop superstar died earlier Thursday at the age of 57.

Prince, pictured here performing during the 2007 Super Bowl haltime show, died Thursday at the age of 57. Doug Mills / New York Times

Iconic pop star Prince died Thursday at his Minnesota home at the age of 57.

Shortly after the news broke, the Red Sox were beginning their day game against the Tampa Bay Rays. So the team honored the late legend through perhaps the most simple and fitting way: His music.

In the first inning, Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor started off by playing Prince’s 1983 hit, “Little Red Corvette.”

i don’t know if you can hear it, but the organist was playing “little red corvette” between innings ??✨

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According to his Twitter account, Kantor followed with “Purple Rain” in the second inning, “Take Me With U” in the third, “Raspberry Beret” in the fourth, and “Nothing Compares 2 U” in the fifth.

T.J. Connelly, the DJ and music director for the Red Sox, also pitched into the tribute by playing Prince’s music during breaks over the Fenway Park public address system. He began with “Let’s Go Crazy” during the first.

In the middle of the second, Connolly played “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” followed by “Controversy” at the end of the inning.

Despite the Red Sox giving up an early four-run lead, Fenway Park fans on social media seemed to be uplifted by the tribute.

Kantor and Connelly continued to tweet out their playlist throughout the game.



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