The sudden death of music icon Prince on Thursday morning left all corners of the entertainment industry reeling.
Musicians, actors, and other public figures took to social media to mourn the loss of the singer, who died at his Paisley Park compound and recording studio in Minnesota at age 57.
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
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 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
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
Not Prince 😪
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) April 21, 2016
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
Oh no. No no no. Not another! So sad. Rest in peace Prince.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) April 21, 2016
Just heard about Prince ….can't believe it ……. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) 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
So shocked to report the death of Prince. Truly one of a kind genius. Electrifying live. His influence is everywhere pic.twitter.com/N26nvnNt79
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 21, 2016
The Prince is dead. Long live the Prince.
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) April 21, 2016
Omg….. RIP Prince…. 😨😔😢
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 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
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) April 21, 2016
today we lost a music legend #RIPPrince
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 21, 2016
Rest In Paradise Prince and thank you for blessing us all with your work n presence 🙏🏾
— Sean Don (@BigSean) April 21, 2016
Crushed. RIP Prince.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) April 21, 2016
I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) 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
My heart is broken. Prince man. One of the greatest. This one hurts like MJ.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) April 21, 2016
Rest with the angels. pic.twitter.com/qAxNyxwIo2
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. Prince. One of the greats.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) April 21, 2016
Seems like I’m in a dream. Prince dead at 57. There are no words to describe this loss.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) April 21, 2016
The amount of songs I have written in my career where I was trying to "do what Prince would do"…. I've lost count
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) April 21, 2016
Rest in power, Prince.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 21, 2016
Legendary Prince is dead!! How tragic! #soundtrackofmylife
— Vanessa Williams (@VWOfficial) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince, you will truly be missed!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince,much love/respect,never forget how cool he was to me in Minneapolis at 1st Ave Club when Purple Rain was on fire! Only love HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) 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
Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time. Haven't loved an artist as long or as… https://t.co/U7rCuNk95N
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) April 21, 2016
Today the doves will be crying purple tears #Prince
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 21, 2016
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) April 21, 2016
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 21, 2016
I can't believe Prince is dead. We've all been robbed with this genius dying at 57. Purple Rain – brilliant. #mayulive2cthedawn
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 21, 2016