New documentary to chronicle Prince’s last year

Channel 4 have commissioned the film about the late musical icon

A new documentary will chronicle Prince‘s last year before his death.

The iconic musician passed away on April 21, 2016 from an accidental opioid overdose. He was 57 years of age.

Channel 4 have commissioned a film documenting the most important moments of his last year, according to Billboard. The documentary will take in his secret White House performance and his final tour, Piano & A Microphone.


The new project will feature interviews with Prince’s friends, including political commentator Van Jones, singer Eryn Allen Kane, and his former girlfriend Andy Also, as well as musicians including Cee Lo Green, George Clinton, and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Prince’s Last Year will also look at his work mentoring new female artists and his political activism, particularly following the death of Freddie Grey in police custody. Prince organised a Rally4Peace concert in Baltimore following Grey’s death, which was supported by the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

A Channel 4 representative has said the film is “not being sold internationally”, meaning UK fans may be the only ones to be able to witness it. It will be directed by Adrian Sibley, who worked on The Kate Bush Story: Running Up That Hill. At present, no official air date has been confirmed.