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.
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 21, 2016
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (Boomer) (@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
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 (@Brian_Atwood) April 21, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 21, 2016
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
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
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
What?? Prince?:( no no no. 🙁 #Prince
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) April 21, 2016
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
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
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
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 𝕶𝖍𝖆𝖓 💜 (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
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
"It's such a shame our friendship had to end." #RIPPrince
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) April 21, 2016
Rest in peace, Prince. pic.twitter.com/8zHLchjmxL
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) April 21, 2016
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 (@KrisJenner) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Im sooooo very sad right now… PRINCE can't die.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016
RIP, Prince. You were a true icon.