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The Guardian runs purple masthead in honour of Prince


By John Glenday, Reporter

April 22, 2016 | 2 min read

The Guardian newspaper has switched its famous blue masthead for a purple font in honour of the deceased singer-songwriter Prince, who died suddenly yesterday at the age of 57.

The broadsheet has devoted its front page to a portrait of the star whose death has been recognised the world over with a series of purple-themed tributes which also saw the Sun feature a front page splash on a purple background and MTV transform its Twitter logo with a regal hue.

Prince was discovered dead in his home in Minnesota yesterday and was best known for his albums Purple Rain and Sign O’ the Times, selling in excess of 100m records since his career took off in the 80’s.

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