The tragic passing of musical legend, Prince, took everyone by surprise. His legacy is being honored by many including the cast of hit Broadway musical Hamilton, rapper The Game, and every radio DJ ever, the latest of which is Saturday Night Live. The live sketch comedy show confirmed the tribute on Twitter, while Screencrush is reporting that the live sketch comedy show will air his vast history of musical performances.
The show traditionally takes the last week of April off and were set to rerun the episode with Chris Hemsworth and Chance the Rapper, however, the scheduled programming has been abandoned in lieu of SNL Goodnight Sweet Prince. He has only ever been on the show three times: once in 1981, 2006, and most recently in 2014.
Viewers should be in for a delight as he was able to cast his spell on anything and make it amazing. Anyone who has watched his performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" at George Harrison's induction at the Music Hall of Fame (with members of The Travelling Wilburys and Dhani Harrison), knows that he graced the stage with pure magic.
Watch the only Saturday Night Live performance of Prince's on YouTube below.