Prince’s Posthumous EP Will Not Be Released, But We’re Still Celebrating the Life of The Iconic Mastermind Anyway

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In unfortunate news, Prince’s posthumous EP Deliverance will no longer be released.

Announced Tuesday, with the title track available for early streaming, Deliverance‘s predicted release date fell on the one year anniversary of Prince’s death (4/21). However, the song has been since been removed from all streaming services with no news of the full project dropping in the coming weeks. This follows a legal action from Prince’s Estate requesting a judge to block the album’s release. Additionally, the EP’s producer and sound engineer George Ian Boxill was also hit with litigation in pursuit of ownership over said tracks.

Many of his supports have yet to accept his absence so this news comes with added gloom and heavy hearts.  As investigators continue to explore the circumstances surrounding his death, the world continues to morn the lost of the Purple Legend.

The reaction from fans, supporters and the like were immediate, as The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain soared to the top of Billboard‘s charts last April. Artists paid tribute with live performances while The Weeknd shared our collective thoughts in one tweet  “We live in a world where Prince passes away???

But in the essence of all things real and true, it is important to celebrate his life and the endless contributions he made to music and the world at large. In Prince’s memory, fans all over the innernetz are paying homage to his music, his shade for the gawds, and larger than life personality. Check out a few of the posts below.

Photo Credit: Getty/ Jonathan Daniel