9 People Prince Counted Among His Closest Friends

Prince was an intensely private man, and some of the close friendships he cultivated in his life are just coming to light now. Here are some of the people the Purple One kept close.

LARRY GRAHAM

Graham, the former Sly & the Family Stone bassist, was instrumental (no pun intended) in Prince's conversion to the Jehovah's Witness faith. They remained friends and collaborators afterward; Prince considered the older man a mentor.