Celebrities React To Prince’s Shocking Death At 57

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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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