Today is a sad day. Today we learned that one of the most influential and talented artists, Prince, has left us. Prince passed away today at the age of 57 in his Paisley Park home and studio. He is credited with being one of the most influential and creative musicians of his era, with seven Grammys, an Academy Award, and over 100 million records sold.
There has been an out pour of messages on social media from celebrities and fans alike sharing their shock and grief. It is most certain that his contribution to music and the world will never be forgotten.
Rest in Power, Prince.
Sad news from music world. Toronto loved #Prince and his iconic music will live on. ☔️
— John Tory (@JohnTory) April 21, 2016
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
Long Live The King.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) 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
I can't believe he has gone. Thank you for everything Prince. You will always be The Greatest #RIPPrince
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) April 21, 2016
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) April 21, 2016
Prince is pure genius electric immortal energy.
I don't have enough words to say how muc–
— Jean Grae (@JeanGreasy) April 21, 2016
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) 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
"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
This fucking sucks… Prince on repeat all day. Just like I did with Michael and Whitney 😔
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) April 21, 2016
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
From one 6/7 to another 6/7… Rest in peace, Prince!
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) April 21, 2016
I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor. https://t.co/67umQghtbi
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 21, 2016
Say it isn't so. pic.twitter.com/xdY0bYDtSO
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 21, 2016
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince Rogers Nelson… Love You
— EaglesOfDeathMetal (@EODMofficial) April 21, 2016
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 21, 2016
Thank you Prince. All my thoughts & prayers are with all your loved ones. https://t.co/JT52sKlJBJ
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 21, 2016
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
Can’t even process this. There will never be another. Thank you for everything, Prince Rogers Nelson.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) April 21, 2016
I can't. I just can not. #Prince
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
PRINCE passed away???! WTF??!!!
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016
Rest with the angels. pic.twitter.com/qAxNyxwIo2
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Oh no. No no no. Not another! So sad. Rest in peace Prince.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) April 21, 2016
So sad about @prince ….. You will be so missed.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) April 21, 2016
Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) April 21, 2016
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 21, 2016