On April 23, SNL paid tribute the late icon by reliving his past three performances on the show. Host Jimmy Fallon also honored the singer’s memory by delivering a touching opening monologue which you can watch (above).
In Fallon’s message, he made a point to say that the legend’s performances were always extra special. Even though Prince didn’t perform as many times as other acts, his appearances remain the most memorable.
The comedian summed up the 57-year-old’s history on SNL perfectly, gushing:
“There was always something different about a Prince performance. It was special. It was an event. It was Prince.”
Check out J.F.’s speeches and the Minnesotan killing it with a performance of Let’s Go Crazy & MORE (below)!