Prince Dead At 57: Celebrities Left Shocked, Saddened, Post Reactions On Twitter

Iconic entertainer Prince has died. The 57-year-old “Purple Rain” singer passed away at his home in Minnesota, according to TMZ. The devastating news comes just days after Prince was rushed to the hospital in Illinois. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Prince was on a flight when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing because he felt ill. At the time, it was reported that the legend had been suffering from a bout of the flu. He was released from the hospital and was said to be resting at home. What transpired between that time and today is still unclear.

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Prince (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Celebrities have taken to social media to post their shock and sadness over the loss of one of the greatest musicians to ever live. According to E! News, Prince’s rep confirmed the tragic news. Within moments, thousands of people began posting to social media. Many of today’s talent in the music business have expressed their feelings on this great loss. See some of the messages below.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”


— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) April 21, 2016

Prince rose to fame in the 1970s. He had plenty of chart-topping hits in his day and was a very talented musician. He played several musical instruments and was an incredible performer. He was known for his style, which was over-the-top and always on the cutting edge.

His most recent albums, HITnRUN Phase One and Two, were released last fall.

There is no question. Prince will be deeply missed.

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