How Prince became royal

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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Here are things you may not have known about Prince: In high school, he was a decent basketball player. “Amadeus” was at one point his favorite movie. And he may not have believed that Ronald Reagan suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

These tidbits, and others, emerge in Toure’s new book about the enigmatic pop star, “I Would Die 4 U.” But if the author (and MSNBC host) presents them with a hunter’s pride, he is mostly chasing bigger game, bypassing the minutiae of biography on his way to figuring out, as his subtitle puts it, why Prince became an icon.

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