Thousands of people came together in Florida Monday for an evening of reflection, prayer, song and remembrance of those lost to hatred.
The medical examiner has not confirmed the report quoting a law enforcement official close to the investigation into the death of the music superstar, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Kopelov had a long career of working for labor and other causes, said her wife, Phyllis Siegel: “She was always for the underdog.”
The South Florida native contributed tracks to a compilation album to benefit LGBT rights in Indiana.
About 100 songs from his incredible catalog can be purchased on iTunes, but The Purple One was very protective of his music and insisted on total control over distribution.
The Associated Press confirmed a report by TMZ that the singer best known for Purple Rain has died.
The longtime LGBT supporter and five-time Emmy winner was also chair of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.