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Prince Purple Rain Jacket Fetches $96,000At Auction

07/05/2016
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(Classic Rock) A blazer worn by Prince in 1984 movie Purple Rain has sold for $96,000. The blazer was given a guide price of $8000 but was always expected to sell for much more in the wake of Prince's death in April.

Also sold at the auction held by Hollywood's Profiles In History was a white shirt worn by Prince in the film. It also fetched $96,000. The outfit was scheduled to go under the hammer before Prince died on April 21.

Profiles In History's Joe Maddalena tells the Guardian: "It just happened to be one of those coincidences that unfortunately he passed away. Probably the signature thing he is known for is Purple Rain. It's what made his career. It's probably what he'll be remembered for always. To have an important piece like this is pretty astonishing and an amazing opportunity." Read more here.

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