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.
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.”
Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) 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
Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) April 21, 2016
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) 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
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
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
Im sooooo very sad right now… PRINCE can’t die.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) April 21, 2016
Omg….. RIP Prince….????????????
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
Just heard about Prince….can’t believe it……. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 21, 2016
Once again Heaven’s band just got even more incredible. One of my absolute idols #Prince. Thank u for showing me what true GREATNESS is!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) April 21, 2016
Prince gone at 57… Sad day
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) April 21, 2016
“DEARLY BELOVED, WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY TO GET THROUGH THIS THING CALLED LIFE” – PRINCE RIP
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) April 21, 2016
This is so heartbreaking???? I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many R.I.P???? pic.twitter.com/60msa6hm3I
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) 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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