Fans asked to wear purple tonight for ‘Purple Rain’ screening

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Apollonia Kotero and Prince in a scene from the film “Purple Rain.”

Fans heading out to Millennium Park for tonight’s screening of “Purple Rain” are encouraged to wear purple in tribute to Prince.

The 1984 R-rated film will be screened at the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph, beginning at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Millennium Park Summer Film series, which was announced in March, prior to the singer’s death in April.

The final film in the series, the “Audience Favorite,” (Aug. 30) voted on by movie fans during an online contest that concluded Aug. 16, will be announced at a later time.

Meanwhile, the investigation into Prince’s death continues. According to the Associated Press, “Some of the pills taken from Prince’s estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the investigation said. The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally. But exactly how Prince obtained the drugs is still unknown, four months after he collapsed in an elevator on April 21 and died of an accidental fentanyl overdose. Former prosecutors and defense attorneys who are familiar with drug investigations say it’s likely someone will be prosecuted, whether or not Prince knew he was consuming illegal drugs. … Autopsy results released in June show Prince died April 21 of an accidental fentanyl overdose. The official who spoke to the AP said records show the 57-year-old Prince had no prescription for any controlled substances in the state of Minnesota in the 12 months before he died.”

Contributing: Associated Press

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