Mike Tyson Pays Tribute to Prince in His Own Special Way

April 22, 2016 Updated: April 24, 2016

Mike Tyson paid tribute to Prince following the singer’s death, and it’s a bit odd.

He first started with a simple, “RIP Prince” tweet, but he came back a few hours later with this picture:

“Like the world I mourn but celebrate your spirit with your music,” the former boxing heavyweight champion tweeted on Friday morning at around 3 a.m.

The image, which apparently was made for image site 9GAG, even includes Tyson’s infamous face tattoo.

The photo paid tribute to Prince’s 1979 album, “Prince.”

Another sports star, Tiger Woods, also paid tribute to him. “I was lucky to have met and witnessed the most talented entertainer in history. Rest in peace my brotha,” he tweeted.


On Thursday, Prince’s publicist confirmed that the singer died at his mansion in Minnesota. Reports said that he was found unresponsive in an elevator. An autopsy will be performed on his body Friday.

“When deputies and medical personnel arrived,” Carver County sheriff, Jim Olson, said in a statement. “They found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator. Emergency medical workers attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m.”

Publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said that the singer “died at his home this morning at Paisley Park.”

President Barack Obama also said he and his wife “joined millions of fans from around the world” in the mourning of Prince’s sudden death.

“Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent,” the president said in a statement. ” ‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said – and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative.”