Music superstar Prince, beloved by millions as one of the most electrifying performers of his generation with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ”Purple Rain” and “Kiss,” was found dead at his home today in Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Below, many notable fans take to social media to express their sadness, shock, anger, and memories:
“‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said—and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.” —President Obama
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Prince was a true innovator and a singular artist. His music and influence will live on for generations. Rest in peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 21, 2016
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) April 21, 2016
THIS CAN NOT BE POSSIBLE!!!!!!! NO NO NO NO NO
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 21, 2016
So sad about @prince ….. You will be so missed.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) April 21, 2016
— Steve Grand (@SteveGrandMusic) April 21, 2016
I am really not right over this. RIP #Prince this is devastating.
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) April 21, 2016
“Never meant to cause you any sorrow never meant to cause you any pain I only wanted one time to see you laughing I… https://t.co/Rr0rhFm9af
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) April 21, 2016
JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND:
So sad about Prince. #RIPPrince
— Mx Viv (@mxjustinVbond) April 21, 2016
Weird times. So Young. #Prince.
— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond) April 21, 2016
Terribly saddened by the devastating news… He truly is a legend and a hero of mine. RIP #prince
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) April 21, 2016
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated. This is Not A Love Song. pic.twitter.com/x4JaSxRraC
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 21, 2016
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016