Celebrities React To Prince’s Shocking Death At 57

This morning, Prince passed away at his home in Minneapolis, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press this afternoon. He was just 57 years old.

Since then, celebrities – many of them friends and colleagues – have taken to social media to share their disbelief over the music legend’s passing.

Justin Timberlake:

Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016

Barbara Streisand:

So sad to hear of his passing. #Prince pic.twitter.com/6PIqgTfcm6

— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 21, 2016

Boy George:

Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!

— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016

Samuel L. Jackson:

I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 21, 2016

Icona Pop:

We just landed and found out that Prince is dead… We are devastated . Our Idol , inspiration! Thank you for teaching us about POP❤️

— Icona Pop (@iconapop) April 21, 2016

Brian Atwood:

So sad to hear about the passing of #prince. The sky will be purple tonight. #prince #iconhttps://t.co/EdZfRr7ldc

— Brian Atwood (@Brian_Atwood) April 21, 2016

Kerry Washington:


— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 21, 2016

Olivia Wilde:

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Gene Simmons:

PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) April 21, 2016

Shonda Rhimes:

I can't. I just can not. #Prince

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016


R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon

— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016

Kevin Jonas:

If the news about prince is true it will be a terrible loss of such an amazing music legend and icon.

— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) April 21, 2016

Missy Elliott:

This is so heartbreaking💔 I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many R.I.P😥 pic.twitter.com/60msa6hm3I

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 21, 2016

Bella Thorne:

What?? Prince?:( no no no. 😦 #Prince

— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) April 21, 2016

Ariel Winter:

So sad to hear about Prince- We've not only lost an incredible talent but we've lost a legend. 💜

— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) April 21, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg:

This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.
Condolences to his family & 2 us all

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016

Katy Perry:

And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic ✨ Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much…

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 21, 2016

Billy Idol:

Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP

— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) April 21, 2016

Chaka Kahn:

I LOVED him, the world LOVED him. Now he's at peace with his Father. Rest in power, @prince, my brother. pic.twitter.com/ZN6cc3WWuF

— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016

Charlie Puth:


Wyclef Jean:

R. I. P to the King Prince thank u for inspiring me to be a Musician First and using this tool to heal people

— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) April 21, 2016


Prince….there's no way

— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016

Kylie Jenner:

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Uzo Aduba:

"It's such a shame our friendship had to end." #RIPPrince

— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) April 21, 2016

Wendy Williams:

Rest in peace, Prince. pic.twitter.com/8zHLchjmxL

— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) April 21, 2016

Gabrielle Union:


Alyssa Milano:

We've lost the greatest artist of my generation. I danced on stage with him when milo was in my belly. Prince, I will forever love you. #RIP

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 21, 2016

Kris Jenner:

So sad to hear about the loss of Prince today. #RIP #legend #purplerain 💔 pic.twitter.com/GwbL8R975M

— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 21, 2016

Ellen DeGeneres:

Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016

Ice T:

Im sooooo very sad right now… PRINCE can't die.

— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016

RIP, Prince. You were a true icon.

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