Prince’s death has been so hard on his friend and ‘Purple Rain’ c0-star Apollonia Kotero. She remained close to him after all these years and HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY how she’s rushing to Minnesota to try to get some answers to what killed the music legend.
The death of Prince at just 57-years-old has come as devastating news to his millions of fans, but even more so to those who were actually close to the incredibly private singer. Apollonia Kotero, 56, his one time lover, protege and co-star in his 1984 hit film Purple Rain is absolutely heartbroken over his death, and HollywoodLife.com has learned what she’s doing to cope with his loss.
“Apollonia was calling [Prince] a lot, checking in with him just last week. She was really worried about him since his plane made the emergency landing. She was still very close to Prince,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “Apollonia is dealing with the news and trying to process it. She is devastated.” our insider adds. She’s not the only former love from Prince’s past who is heading to the Twin Cities to mourn with Prince’s inner circle, as collaborator and ex-fiancee Sheila E. is also en route there as well upon hearing the news. Prince was such an amazing mentor to female artists in the early to mid 1980’s is that it’s no wonder they feel so committed to wanting to be near where he called home in the sad days to come after his death.
Prince helped Apollonia rise to fame when he plucked her to replace Vanity as his romantic interest his semi-autobiographical 1984 film Purple Rain. She also took over her band Vanity 6 and Prince renamed it Apollonia 6 and had a hit single with the song “Sex Shooter.” Apollonia also sang the original version of “Manic Monday” which Prince wrote for her, but the song would later be covered by The Bangles and go on to be a worldwide hit. Stream Prince’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
Fans are still gathering at Prince’s Paisley Park estate in suburban Minneapolis to mourn the loss of the music icon. He was found dead in an elevator of his house after feeling ill for several weeks. He allegedly suffered a drug overdose just six days before his passing, while other reports claimed that he had been battling the flu. His untimely death is shrouded in mystery and obviously Apollonia and his friends want answers!
HollywoodLifers, when do you think we’ll finally get answers as to how Prince died?