Pantone creates ‘Purple Rain’ hue to honor Prince

NEW YORK (AP)

Records over ownership of some of his biggest hits. He switched back to Prince as a name in 2000 after his Warner contract expired.
Prince died in April 2016 at age 57 of an opioid overdose, according to authorities.

This image provided by the Pantone Color Institute shows “Love Symbol #2,” that the institute and the estate of the late music superstar Prince announced as a new shade of purple Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, named for his famous love symbol. He used the symbol as his name from 1993 to 2000 in a dispute with his record label, Warner Bros. Records. Prince also made the color his signature after his ‘80s hit “Purple Rain.” (Pantone Color Institute via AP)

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