Prince Quietly Purchased The House From ‘Purple Rain’ Before He Died

Prince was obsessive about maintaining his aura of mystery while he was alive, so it’s no wonder so many surprising facts about the legend are leaking out following his death. For example, The Purple One actually purchased the home at the center of Purple Rain last summer.

According to The Current, the home of The Kid — Prince’s semi-autobiographical stand-in in Purple Rain — was sold to Prince’s NPG Music Publishing last year for $110,000. As you might expect from that price, the home was in a state of disrepair.

Prince had a penchant for buying up Minnesota property, especially if the place had anything to do with his own history. On top of the Purple Rain home and the Paisley Park compound, Prince also owned his childhood home and several pieces of property where he had previously lived. Given the recent asking price on any and all things related to Prince, there’s no doubt that these properties could fetch quite a price (if they aren’t turned into museums). Check out a full rundown of Prince’s Minnesota properties over at The Current.

For more on Purple Rain, check out our 30th-anniversary celebration of the otherwise unremarkable film that was made unforgettable by Prince being an otherworldly presence.

(Via Consequence Of Sound)