Inside Prince's Love Affair with Vanity, the Inspiration for Purple Rain Who Also Died This Year at 57
As the world mourns the death of Prince at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota, fans are also remembering Vanity, the music icon's onetime protégé and paramour, who died just two months before the music icon. Like Prince, Vanity was 57 when she passed away. Prince and Vanity had a sizzling
Prince changed his name to unpronounceable symbol that, he sort of explained, was a combination of the symbols for man and woman. Press called him "the Artist Formerly Known as Prince," despite his insistence that the correct term for his new moniker was Love Symbol No. 2.