The death of legendary music artist, Prince, has sent shockwaves throughout the world. Known for hits like “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” Prince has won countless Grammys and his influence on generations of artists is undeniable. Celebrities from all walks of life have taken to Twitter to express their sadness as well as to honor the memory of this musical powerhouse.
Shortly after the announcement of his passing, Prince's Twitter profile picture changed, symbolically removing his sunglasses and exposing his third eye as expressions of grief circulated on the social platform.
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"'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said—and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) 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
A culture pushing icon and creative genius. Rest in peace Prince. pic.twitter.com/vPWCGipU95— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
This fucking sucks... Prince on repeat all day. Just like I did with Michael and Whitney ?— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
Just heard about Prince ....can't believe it ....... - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 21, 2016