Hitting the high notes! Kit Harington, Chris Evans, Cindy Crawford, Ethan Hawke and more celebrities teamed up with W magazine to honor Prince on what would have been his 58th birthday on Tuesday, June 7.
The A-list stars offered to read or sing lyrics from the late legend’s greatest hits, including “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette” and “Diamonds and Pearls.”
While Chris Evans (singing “Diamonds and Pearls”) should probably stick to just acting, we were surprised to hear Elle Fanning nail her cover of “Kiss”! Other stars taking part include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rami Malek, Nate Parker, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tye Sheridan and Melissa Benoist.
The music legend was found dead at age 57 in an elevator in his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21. As previously reported by Us Weekly, the medical examiner’s report released on Thursday, June 2, revealed that the music legend died from fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a synthetic opioid generally prescribed to manage unbearable pain in cancer patients or after surgeries. Prince reportedly suffered from hip pain, but it remains unclear whether the singer had a prescription.
Yesterday, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton declared June 7 Prince Day, in honor of the icon. Dayton praised the singer as the “creator of the ‘Minnesota Sound,’ a contribution not only to the global catalogue of music genres, but to Minnesota’s worldwide prominence and its economic growth.”
Watch the sweet tribute video above!