The artist known as Prince, who championed for musical creativity, died on April 21 at age 57. Publicist Yvette Noel-Schure released a statement: “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 his death at this time.” The shocking death comes days after Prince was hospitalized for the flu. Celebrity peers are taking to social media to express their grief.
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) April 21, 2016
Prince was a true innovator and a singular artist. His music and influence will live on for generations. Rest in peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 21, 2016
RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) April 21, 2016
He was a true legend and a musical genius! Prince could play every instrument with style and grace.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
Rest in power, Prince.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 21, 2016
He was doing a post EMMY secret show in a tiny club. Maybe 40 people. He pulled me up on stage to dance w HIM. It was A MOMENT #PRINCE
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 21, 2016
Prince was the greatest live performer I ever saw.
A musical genius ablaze with astounding, sexually charged energy. Loved him. RIP
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 21, 2016
— Terence Blanchard (@T_Blanchard) April 21, 2016
I am stunned to hear about #Prince, a huge part of my record collection and the sound of my 20s. A rare kinda brilliance. RIP
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) 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
Another icon gone too soon.
Absolutely stunned and heartbroken! #PRINCE
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) April 21, 2016
The word genius is overused. Prince, however, was a super-genius. Prolific and visionary. And always a sweetheart. Soundtrack of my life.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) 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
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) 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
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called Life…"
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016