Purple Rain was one of the thirty Top 40 single hits that this musician had in his career, a great guitarist and singer, often considered a sex symbol.
He suffered from epilepsy as a child.
He may only be about 5 feet tall, but his flamboyance on stage and musical talent made him an international sex symbol.
He got married to actress Mayte Garcia on February 14, 1996 and later got married to Manuela Testolini on December 31, 2001.
He helped Carmen Electra's career tremendously.