The book was announced in 2016
The cover for Prince‘s memoirs, titled ‘The Beautiful Ones’ has been unveiled.
The book, which will be published on October 29 by Random House, in partnership with Prince’s estate features a picture of the icon in his younger days holding a camera. You can view the cover below.
Plans for the book were first revealed in March 2016, and it was being worked on by Prince until his death the following month.
Prince had hand-written 50 pages before his death. The forthcoming 288-page book will combine this with scrapbooks of rare photos and original handwritten lyrics sheets, as well as an introduction by The New Yorker contributor Dan Piepenbring.
“‘The Beautiful Ones’ is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House said of the book.
The third anniversary of Prince’s death was recently marked with a number of fans paying tribute to the late musician.
A Netflix documentary series has also been reported as in development, helmed by Oscar-nominee Ava DuVernay, director of Selma.
Prince died at the age of 57, when he was found alone and unresponsive in his Paisley Park estate on April 21 in 2016.