Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry Lead Tributes to Prince: 'The World Lost A Lot of Magic'
The world has lost a music icon and his colleagues are mourning his passing.
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,April 21, 2016
I will miss him. #Prince
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.April 21, 2016
And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic ✨ Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much...April 21, 2016
"Dearly belovedApril 21, 2016
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called Life..."
Gutted. Mourning with you.April 21, 2016
Very very very sad the loss of PRINCE incredible artist & absoluteApril 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.April 21, 2016
He was a true legend and a musical genius! Prince could play every instrument with style and grace.April 21, 2016
Prince and Michael were the only artists I actually followed around the world to see their stellar performances live.April 21, 2016
RIP Prince, you will truly be missed!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/478Q9dVF7KApril 21, 2016
Director Spike Lee mourned his friend:
I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor. https://t.co/67umQghtbiApril 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/5aChbqmKqvApril 21, 2016
Producer and Chic frontman Nile Rodgers posted:
Questlove simply posted:
Long Live The King.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.?RIPApril 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/GZyBaAqAx5April 21, 2016
The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem honored the singer on their marquee:
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