Pop superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press the music icon passed away Thursday at the age of 57.
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In the past few weeks, the legendary artist had said he wasn’t feeling well and cancelled at least one concert in Atlanta in early April. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital with the flu on April 15.
WATCH: Tributes around the world poured in for the music legend Prince, who died Thursday.
Shocked and saddened by the news, legions of his fans took to social media immediately after his death was announced.
Many were A-list stars who said his passing marked a tragic day for music; others lamented the passing of another great music icon.
Omg….. RIP Prince…. 😨😔😢
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
Rest In Paradise Prince and thank you for blessing us all with your work n presence 🙏🏾
— Sean Don (@BigSean) April 21, 2016
I remember getting criticized for having a picture of Prince on my school binder but I didn’t care. His music spoke to me even at that age
— Curtiss King (@CurtissKing) April 21, 2016
R.I.P to one of the greatest living musicians and artists of the last 100 years… Prince, u changed our lives. We will miss u forever
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) April 21, 2016
I just found out that Prince died today…
I’m crying. My sweet bby… 😭#RIPPrince pic.twitter老域名购买/Tq8oiM8b5b
— Aphmau (@_Aphmau_) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken.
REST IN HEAVEN PRINCE. 💔 pic.twitter老域名购买/sekXPMCMkY
— LA LA (@lala) April 21, 2016
2016 is brutal. LEGENDS being snatched up left & right. Bowie/Natalie Cole/Maurice White AND Prince all in the same year? #AndItsOnlyApril!
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) April 21, 2016
Unbelievable just heard about PRINCE. Strength and light to his family/loved ones. One of my favs and a true pioneering artist. RIP brotha.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken. Prince man. One of the greatest. This one hurts like MJ.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) April 21, 2016
I can’t. I just can not. #Prince
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
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
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
Rip Prince #PurpleRain
— Jade Bowers (@jadeeebowers) April 21, 2016
The year of death… #RIPPrince another legend gone too soon..
— Sofia (@FullDemonInu) April 21, 2016
Life is but a vapor……#RIPPrince#cherishlife pic.twitter老域名购买/urx4VSdE5B
— Jordan Hymon (@JordanHymon) April 21, 2016
Some of these youngins don’t know anything about Prince…. So many Icons are gone! Whitney, Michael… Time are changing.. But #RIPPrince
— stet… (@StettyCo) April 21, 2016
Sad news from music world. Toronto loved #Prince and his iconic music will live on. ☔️
— John Tory (@JohnTory) April 21, 2016
Seems like I’m in a dream. Prince dead at 57. There are no words to describe this loss.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) 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
Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
I loved this Man. Too soon. Can’t comprehend it but it’s unfortunately true. Heaven is yours. RIP #Prince #RIPPrince pic.twitter老域名购买/EH8paEvn75
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) April 21, 2016
Shocked and soooo sad!! #RIP PRINCE #music #legend #gonetoosoon pic.twitter老域名购买/KlEBPPl40U
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) April 21, 2016
“Devastated to hear the news about Prince. An enormous talent that we were all big fans of.” – Duran Duran pic.twitter老域名购买/478Q9dVF7K
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) April 21, 2016
I LOVED him, the world LOVED him. Now he’s at peace with his Father. Rest in power, @prince, my brother. pic.twitter老域名购买/ZN6cc3WWuF
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) April 21, 2016
We’ve just lost an incredible talent! So sorry to hear about #Prince we will always love your music forever and ever! #RIPPrince
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) April 21, 2016
RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) April 21, 2016
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
My musical brother… My friend… The one who showed me the possibilities within myself,… https://t.co/UumElgEgFg
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) April 21, 2016
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
i can’t believe what’s happening right now. i just woke up but it feels like I’m dreaming. we live in a world where Prince passes away???
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 21, 2016