Prince Would Have Turned 58 Years Old Today

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The music world, and the world in general, has a reason to stop and remember Prince once again today.

And that's because iconic singer would have turned 58 years old.

Prince in V

The beloved artist, of course, died on April 21 from an opioid overdose, law enforcement officials finally confirmed earlier this month.

He fell unconscious inside his Minnesota home that morning and paramedics could not revive him when they arrived at his residence.

In honor of Prince’s posthumous birthday, V Magazine has unveiled a couple never-before-seen snapshot of the Grammy winner from an earlier photo shoot.

We've featured one of them above.

"He's got his thing. It's sort of male and female erotic at the same time. Sexy. It seems so impossible that he could even pass away, let alone so young," photographer Inez Van Lamsweerde told E! News.

"It did make me feel very, very sad but also extremely proud that we had the chance to make these iconic images of him."

In honor of today's occasion, Minnseota Governor Mark Dayton has declared it "Prince Day" in the singer's native state.

"The untimely passing of Prince on April 21, 2016 impacted millions and has been marked with tributes and celebrations of his life and music around the world," reads the official state website.

"Prince Day will be celebrated in Minnesota on June 7, 2016, Prince's birthday, and Minnesotans are encouraged to wear purple on Prince Day in honor of The Purple One's enduring legacy."

We'd like to add that everyone out there should also party like it's 1999.

Since his passing, Prince has been honored in a number of other ways as well.

Stevie Wonder broke down on air when asked to share his favorite Prince memories...

... while Madonna joined Wonder for a memorable Prince tribute at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards:

We continue to mourn the loss of this legend and we send our condolences to his friends, family members and loved ones.

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