Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry Lead Tributes to Prince: 'The World Lost A Lot of Magic'
Following the passing of Grammy Award-winning musician Prince, fans from around the world are mourning his death.
Police were called to his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota on Thursday morning after a person was found unresponsive in his home. It was later confirmed by his publicist that it was the “Purple Rain” singer.
Now, his colleagues, fans and friends are mourning his passing.
Flowers were placed by fans outside the estate right after news broke.
Celebrities took to social media to share their heartbreak.
I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
I will miss him. #Prince
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) 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
"Dearly beloved— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called Life..."
Gutted. Mourning with you.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
Very very very sad the loss of PRINCE incredible artist & absolute— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) April 21, 2016
World Class StickMan
Prince, an avid basketball player and fan, was also friends with sports stars including NBA titan Magic Johnson. The former L.A. Laker was devastated over the news, posting:
I am so devastated by the passing of my good friend Prince.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
He was a true legend and a musical genius! Prince could play every instrument with style and grace.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
Prince and Michael were the only artists I actually followed around the world to see their stellar performances live.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince, you will truly be missed!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
Prince, who rose to popularity in the 70s and achieved A-list status in the 80s, was also mourned by fellow New Wave icons, Duran Duran.
"Devastated to hear the news about Prince. An enormous talent that we were all big fans of." - Duran Duran pic.twitter.com/478Q9dVF7K— Duran Duran (@duranduran) April 21, 2016
Director Spike Lee mourned his friend:
I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor. https://t.co/67umQghtbi— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 21, 2016
This is the short film my brother Prince asked me to do for his single “Money Don’t Matter 2… https://t.co/5aChbqmKqv— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 21, 2016
Producer and Chic frontman Nile Rodgers posted:
Questlove simply posted:
Long Live The King.— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 21, 2016
Gloria Estefan mourned:
I'm so sad we've lost @prince the legend,the master,a musical juggernaut that knew no boundaries.He left indelible footprints in music.😔RIP— Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan) April 21, 2016
Madonna took to Instagram to share a message of rememberance and love:
David Beckham posted a photo of a purple flower with a raindrop, signifying the passing of "The Purple One."
President Obama even mourned the passing of Prince on Facebook:
The SSE Hydro, a venue in Scotland even lit up Purple to honor the legend:
One of the true greats, a purple legend. RIP Prince. pic.twitter.com/GZyBaAqAx5— The SSE Hydro (@TheSSEHydro) April 21, 2016
The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem honored the singer on their marquee: