Tomorrow will be one year since Prince died of an overdose of painkillers, which means you can ready yourself for another round of remembrance.
We gave the purple magician plenty of coverage last year, so we’ll keep it pretty simple this time around.
Since his death fans have been offered further insight into the life of someone who had been rather mysterious during his life, and the BBC have the best of the bunch.
Prince is wearing a wig in Purple Rain
[Prince’s hair stylist Earl Jones] explained the star had had to reshoot a few scenes after the filming wrapped – but he had already cut his hair and bleached it blond – necessitating the bouffant hairpiece.
Jones added that Prince had reacted so badly to the bleach that his hair started breaking off, so he had to let it grow out, and dye it back to black.
His final shopping spree included CDs by Stevie Wonder, and a cup of coffee
Five days before his death, Prince celebrated Record Store Day by cycling to his local record store and snapping up a few bargains.
According to Bob Fuchs, the manager of Electric Fetus, the star bought six CDs:
- Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
- Chambers Brothers – The Time Has Come
- Joni Mitchell – Hejira
- Swan Silvertones – Inspirational Gospel Classics
- Missing Persons – The Best Of Missing Persons
- Santana – Santana IV
Prince then set off on his bike, waving to fans at a nearby hair salon before visiting a local coffee store. According to barista, Alya Al-Hilwani, he preferred a mocha, with no whipped cream.
I had him down as one of those really demanding types, to be honest.
This picture is taken on that very day:
He secretly bought the Purple Rain house
In summer 2015, the Minneapolis house that featured as Prince’s childhood home in the film Purple Rain went up for sale. It turns out that Prince bought it himself…
The initial asking price was just $110,000, but Prince paid $117,000 in cash to secure the property.
Prince outsold Adele and Drake last year
He was the only artist to sell more than one million digital and physical albums in 2016; and sold a total of 5.4 million digital songs, putting him ahead of Drake and Adele.
He travelled under the name Peter Bravestrong
…unsealed court documents show, released earlier this week, show that the star, an intensely private person, travelled under the name Peter Bravestrong to help conceal his identity.
That name was on a luggage tag he used while travelling to Atlanta for what proved to be his final concert.
Even when they’re choosing names to stay on the down low, celebs still have to push the envelope.
For more Prince trivia you can head over HERE, and good luck with all the social media tributes tomorrow.
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