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Sheila E. Opens Up About Prince's Emotional Memorial Service & The Future Of The Purple Rain Singer's Paisley Park Estate!

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We can't begin to imagine the heartbreak that Sheila E. is currently feeling.

On Sunday, The Glamorous Life singer opened up about the untimely passing of her longtime friend and collaborator Prince. So sad!

As Miz E. and the Artist worked on several projects together, it is no shock that she was one of the few who attended the intimate memorial service at Prince's Paisley Park estate on Saturday. On the emotional service, Sheila shared with Entertainment Tonight:

"It was very somber. It was sad."

We bet.

Related: Bruce Springsteen Opened His Concert With Purple Rain

It's said that about 20 of the Purple Rain artist's closest friends and family members attended the service. While many of Prince's hits were reportedly played, the experience appeared to be too painful for many of his loved ones. Sheila continued:

"What was challenging yesterday was listening to his music at a very low soft volume and the room very low in lights and everyone just taking a moment, just sitting there, kind of going, 'Wow,' [in] disbelief."

Tissues anyone? As we previously reported, Prince's service was very simple and inexpensive as he was cremated at the First Memorial Waterston Chapel.

As many people mourn the loss of the music icon, his 58 year old friend explained that the late industry vet may not have realized the extent of the influence his music had. She added:

"When you're in a place of musically creating and writing, you just do your thing, and you don't realize how many people you touch. I don't know that he really knew how he touched almost everyone in this world."

Hmm, very inneresting. However, in a bit of good news, Sheila revealed that Prince intended to make his estate a museum and that he had already begun collecting memorabilia.

The California native explained:

"We're hoping to make Paisley what [Prince wanted] it to be. [He] was working on it being a museum. He's been gathering memorabilia and stuff from all the tours, like my drums and his motorcycle.

There's a hallway of his awards and things, which he really didn't care about too much, but he displayed it for the fans because he knows that they would want to see it. There's pictures of him all down the halls, some you've seen before and some never [seen]… There's a mural on the wall with his hands out and on one side is all the people he was influenced by and the other side is all of us who have played with him… It's beautiful."

What we wouldn't pay to visit a Prince museum! Our thoughts go out to Sheila as well as Prince's other loved ones as they continue to mourn his untimely passing.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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