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Prince Dead At 57: Twitter Reacts

The sudden and shocking death of Prince at the age of 57 has understandably led to many artists, entertainers and notable figures, including President Obama and First Lady Michelle, sharing their condolences via social media.  Here's is a gathering of tributes to the late icon.

The White House on Twitter

"Today, the world lost a creative icon." [email protected] on the passing of @Prince:

KATY PERRY on Twitter

And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much...

Samuel L. Jackson on Twitter

I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.

Nile Rodgers on Twitter

RIP our dearly beloved #Prince. Tears and love on our tour bus. @CHICorg @nilerodgers I'll never forget my brother. We've had #good times

Robbie Williams on Twitter

Now Prince? No no no.. RIP You genius x

marc maron on Twitter

Damn. Some real genius gone now. RIP PRINCE


Paul Stanley on Twitter

So shocked to report the death of Prince. Truly one of a kind genius. Electrifying live. His influence is

Michelle Williams on Twitter

Absolutely stunned and heartbroken! #PRINCE

Edward James Olmos on Twitter

Today the music has died again. My love to the family and friends of Prince. RIP. So say we all.!

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Russell Crowe on Twitter

Prince? Say it isn't so...

Jody Watley on Twitter

I'm shaking total shock, rest in peace Prince your brilliance and music legacy will live on .. speechless

Boy George on Twitter

Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!

Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter

Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.

Chelsea Clinton on Twitter

Thank you Prince. All my thoughts & prayers are with all your loved ones. ...

Dane Cook on Twitter

Prince was my favorite musician and Purple Rain is my favorite album. At a time when the world...

Joel McHale on Twitter

RIP Prince. You were the

LINDA PERRY on Twitter

Oh man Prince so sad. His music influenced many generations and will continue to.

rose mcgowan on Twitter

Oh my god. Prince. Oh my god.

Gene Simmons on Twitter

PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.

Louis Virtel on Twitter

There are two categories: The realm of normal human achievement and then Prince.

Nia Vardalos on Twitter

It's true, Prince is gone, doves are crying.

Mick Mars on Twitter

W.T.F. ???? Why are all the great musicians dying ? R.I.P. PRINCE

Kurt Loder on Twitter

RIP #Prince -- apparently true. Among many other things, one one of the greatest flash guitarists of our time. Reeling...

Mike Portnoy on Twitter

Now Prince.....?? This year has been absolutely BRUTAL! Prince, Bowie, Frey, Emerson, Kantner, Bain, Martin, Shandling....Carpe Diem everyone!

bella thorne on Twitter

What?? Prince?:( no no no. 🙁 #Prince

bella thorne on Twitter

What?? Prince?:( no no no. 🙁 #Prince


Richard Marx on Twitter

Can't believe this one. So sad. RIP #Prince. You changed everything.

Jay Pharoah on Twitter

So Prince and Chyna die in the same day NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! My heart is hurting 🙁 R.I.P


RIP @prince ... Can't believe this is happening. Signing off for a while.

Zendaya on Twitter

Prince....there's no way

Billy Idol on Twitter

Oh my god I can't believe that Prince has died...he was a great great talent...RIP

ICE T on Twitter

PRINCE passed away???! WTF??!!!

@midnight on Twitter

Time to move to the stars where (we're assuming) Bowie and Prince went.

Earvin Magic Johnson on Twitter

This is so tragic. First MJ and now Prince! Two icons gone too soon!

Sharon Osbourne on Twitter

Seems like I'm in a dream. Prince dead at 57. There are no words to describe this loss.

Steve Aoki on Twitter

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." - #Prince

Eddie Trunk on Twitter

don't care what kind of music you like, no way you couldn't respect/like something @prince did. Massive loss in year already full of them.

Lynda Carter on Twitter

Prince Gone too


So sad about @prince ..... You will be so missed.

Eva Longoria on Twitter

My heart is broken. My entire adolescence was filled w his music. He'll be missed but his music will live forever

Loni Love on Twitter

I admired Prince as an artist and activist.. He did things his way.. Changed his name to a symbol to fight the record label... #ripprince

aasif mandvi on Twitter

When I saw in #Prince in concert, he said to the crowd "so many hits, so little time". Gone too soon. Lost another giant! #RIP #Prince

Tia Mowry on Twitter

My heart hurts! Prince I had the chance to meet you years ago and you were so kind. This really...

Quincy Jones on Twitter

RIP to @prince...a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.

Mike Epps on Twitter

RIP to one of the best to ever do it. You will be missed! salute.

Lupe Fiasco on Twitter

If you are coming out to the Lupe concert in Minneapolis tonight...make sure you wear some purple!!! We gone put on for Prince tonight!

Zakk Wylde on Twitter

PRINCE - 1958 - 2O16 - Such an Amazing,Undeniable Talent - GOD BLESS - tBLSt

Bernadette Peters on Twitter

How sad! Prince gone. RIP

Zac Brown Band on Twitter

Already a bad year for losing musical legends. Gigantic kick to crotch to lose Prince so young. So sad.


Reese Witherspoon on Twitter

Today we lost a true artist. Thank you #Prince for all the music you put into this world.

Jennifer Lopez on Twitter

Shocked and soooo sad!! #RIP PRINCE #music #legend

Ronan Farrow on Twitter

Put Prince on all the dollar bills.