The Internet and social media is exploding with messages of grief and reflection after Prince, one of the most iconic artists in music history, has died. The 57-year-old Purple Rain singer was found dead in his home. Here are just a few remarks from celebrities paying tribute to the “Purple One.”
Long Live The King.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 21, 2016
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 21, 2016
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
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
— Tichina Arnold (@TichinaArnold) April 21, 2016
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) April 21, 2016
"Paint a perfect picture. Bring to life a vision in one's mind. The beautiful ones. Always smash the picture. Always every time." #Prince xo
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 21, 2016
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
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) 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
I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,
I will miss him. #Prince
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
To the man I named my son after RIP to the great Prince
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) April 21, 2016
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 21, 2016
If music is the language of the heavens consider that brother Prince now has the glorious opportunity to be on a musical tour for eternity??
— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) April 21, 2016
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) April 21, 2016
This what it sounds like when the world cries. Prince, I already miss you. Your melodies will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/X0FQ0AzCWJ
— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) April 21, 2016
— Tavis Smiley (@tavissmiley) April 21, 2016
Patti LaBelle on Prince: “I am deeply saddened…not only was he a dear friend to me, but an inspiration.” pic.twitter.com/taT91HtCQi
— ABC News (@ABC) April 21, 2016
I am saddened by the death of Prince. His genius elevated my youth and enriched most all my years. His death is a loss I feel deeply.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) April 21, 2016