The long-awaited memoirs of the late pop star Prince have finally been given a release date – more than three years since they were announced.
Plans for the book, titled The Beautiful Ones, were first revealed in March 2016, and it was being worked on by Prince until his death the following month.
Now, it has been revealed that the book will be published on October 29 by Random House, in partnership with Prince’s estate.
Prince had hand-written 50 pages of his memoirs before his death.
The soon-to-be-released 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.
Prince died at his home in April 2016.
The singer was found in an unresponsive state in a lift on the first floor of Paisley Park. Emergency services performed CPR, but were unable to revive the superstar.
Prince was pronounced dead at the scene.