North Dakota farmer pays tribute to Prince by ploughing his symbol into a corn field

Gene Hanson decided that he needed to mark the passing of the iconic star

North Dakota farmer pays tribute to Prince by ploughing his symbol into a corn field

Prince with a guitar in the shape of the symbol he used for his name in 1994 [Pixabay]

A farmer in North Dakota paid tribute to Prince by ploughing his famous symbol into one of his fields.

Gene Hanson, a retired farmer from the town of Edgeley in the state, decided to make the gesture on Friday because he always liked the song 'Purple Rain'.

After searching for an image of the symbol on the internet, the 75-year-old said that he printed it off and put it on the dashboard of his tractor to act as a guide.

The resulting image is about the size of a football field and is big enough to be seen from the air, but Hanson stated that it was only temporary as the field was seeded on Monday.

Via AP