CARLSTADT, NJ (AP) — A shade of purple inspired by the late superstar Prince and his custom-made Yamaha piano was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.
The royal hue created by the Pantone Color Institute was dubbed “Love Symbol #2,” paying tribute to the graphic Prince began using as his name in 1993 in a testy battle with Warner Bros. Records over ownership of the master recordings of some of his biggest hits. He switched back to Prince in 2000 after his Warner Bros. contract expired.READ MORE: Betty Reid Soskin, Nation's Oldest Park Ranger, Honored With School Renaming On 100th Birthday
Prince also used the symbol on the cover of a 1992 album before he took it as a name and it was his signature early on after release of his hit “Purple Rain.”READ MORE: UPDATE: Oakland Officer, Suspect Wounded In Shootout; Suspect Surrenders After Tense Standoff
Prince died in April 2016 at age 57 of an opioid overdose, according to authorities.MORE NEWS: Teen Arrested For Attempted Murder In Fremont Kennedy High School Assault
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