Celebrities React to Prince’s Shocking Death
“The world lost a lot of magic…”
The rock legend Prince has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 57, reports TMZ. As the music industry prepares to face the world without the iconic legend, celebrities have taken to social media to express their disbelief and share their favorite memories of the rockstar.
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
Omg….. RIP Prince….
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) 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
RIP PRINCE ❤️❤️❤️❤️ May your beautiful soul be amongst the angels. You will forever be remembered!
— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) 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
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called Life…”
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
WHAT!!???? PRINCE!!!????? IS THIS A DREAM!????????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We just lost a true artistic PIONEER. Heart broken
— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) April 21, 2016
A culture pushing icon and creative genius. Rest in peace Prince. pic.twitter.com/vPWCGipU95
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 21, 2016
Oh my god….Prince is literally one of my heroes. I don’t even know what to say right now I’m sending as much love as I can to his family
— Laura Marano (@lauramarano) April 21, 2016
Say it ain’t so about Prince.
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) April 21, 2016
Legendary Prince is dead!! How tragic! #soundtrackofmylife
— Vanessa Williams (@VWOfficial) April 21, 2016
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016
Prince….there’s no way
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) 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
Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
Words cannot describe the gigantic crater left in the wake of the death of #Prince. This one truly hurts. RIP. The doves are crying.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 21, 2016
Today the doves will be crying purple tears #Prince
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 21, 2016
I’m in complete shock. More than doves are crying today. Rest in power, Prince.
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) April 21, 2016
The Prince is dead. Long live the Prince.
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) April 21, 2016
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 21, 2016
Can’t even process this. There will never be another. Thank you for everything, Prince Rogers Nelson.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) April 21, 2016
In complete shock right now..
— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) April 21, 2016
Noooooooooooo… This is not good for me to hear today.. Omg!!! Prince Rest In Peace ( He was Music) not good… Jesus.
— Fantasia Barrino (@TasiasWord) April 21, 2016
Yes,its true! Prince has passed at 57 of a flu.. I’m in shock! Its like Micheal Jackson dying all over again. Such a true icon!
— Coco (@cocosworld) April 21, 2016
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 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
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Oh man Prince so sad. His music influenced many generations and will continue to.
— LINDA PERRY (@RealLindaPerry) 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
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 21, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 21, 2016
— Kandi Burruss (@Kandi) April 21, 2016
Grim Reaper: I’m so sorry…
Prince: It’s all right.
Grim Reaper (singing): I never meant to cause you any trouble…
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 21, 2016
Im sooooo very sad right now… PRINCE can’t die.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) 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
I can’t. I just can not. #Prince
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
Rest In Paradise Prince and thank you for blessing us all with your work n presence
— Big Sean (@BigSean) 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
Thank you God for letting us experience the GREATNESS that is
Prince! What a blessing! #RipPrince
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) April 21, 2016
In a world of copycats, hacks, lip syncers & posers, Prince cut thru all the bullshit w/ such vision & talent and confidence. RIP 2 a legend
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear about #Prince. I honestly can’t believe it…..
— AshleyTisdaleFrench (@ashleytisdale) April 21, 2016
In Minneapolis right now…and it’s raining…
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) April 21, 2016
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) April 21, 2016
no one, no one, no one like Prince. Incomparable.
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) April 21, 2016
I am so devastated by the passing of my good friend Prince.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
— Tionne T-Boz Watkins (@TheRealTBOZ) April 21, 2016
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) April 21, 2016
How Prince brought two bros together https://t.co/VFVDDcslMq
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 21, 2016
— Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) April 21, 2016
My heart aches at the loss of Prince. He has joined his angels of which he was one. RIP.
— Goldie Hawn (@goldiehawn) April 21, 2016
Wow Prince passed away? How terrible. So many memories of him. What a talent:
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) April 21, 2016
We lost another one… Can’t wait to hear what Prince and Bowie are working on. pic.twitter.com/nmegI7kf32
— GavinDeGraw (@GavinDeGraw) April 21, 2016
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) April 21, 2016
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” — Prince
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) April 21, 2016
Rest in peace to a very beautiful soul, Prince you were an amazing artist and human being. I wish I had the honor of meeting you.
— Paris Jacksoη (@ParisJackson) April 21, 2016
— Sanaa Lathan (@justsanaa) April 21, 2016
I cant stop crying. #prince TOO. SOON.
— India.Arie (@indiaarie) April 21, 2016
Just heard about Prince ….can’t believe it ……. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) 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
We’ve lost the greatest artist of my generation. I danced on stage with him when milo was in my belly. Prince, I will forever love you. #RIP
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 21, 2016
Samuel L. Jackson
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
Absolutely stunned and heartbroken! #PRINCE
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) April 21, 2016
Charlamagne the God
I honestly thought Prince was immortal. I didn’t think he did regular stuff like Die. Sad Fucking Day!!!!
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 21, 2016
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) April 21, 2016
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) April 21, 2016
“Artist” & “Genius” are thrown around carelessly these days. Prince Rogers Nelson was an actual artist & a legit genius. I’m so sad#RIP
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) April 21, 2016
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince. You were the king pic.twitter.com/RwKxVsOx8F
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) 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
Meeting big stars is mostly disappointing in one way or another, but that was not the case w Prince. He was everything I hoped he’d be.
— jake johnson (@MrJakeJohnson) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear about this terrible loss, Prince was a visionary musician and artist.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) April 21, 2016
Prince? Say it isn’t so…
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 21, 2016
Edward James Olmos
Today the music has died again. My love to the family and friends of Prince. RIP. So say we all.!
— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) April 21, 2016
Just heard the news about Prince. We are losing all our greats. So sad …. Met him several times. Sweet man. The epitome of talent.
— Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson) 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
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) April 21, 2016
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) April 21, 2016
Billy Ray Cyrus
I’m stunned & so saddened to hear about the passing of Prince. He changed it all!!!! The true definition of talent!! pic.twitter.com/Ni17GvPu67
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 21, 2016
Thank you Prince for years of great music… Now play for God pic.twitter.com/1SjJht3v00
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) 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
Rev. Al Sharpton
I am shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Prince. A great brother and music genius.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) April 21, 2016
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NOT PRINCE LORD!! NOT PRINCE!!!
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) April 21, 2016
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Only now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry — the absence of music from loss of The Artist. RIP Prince (1958-2016)
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 21, 2016
A music legend #Prince The world has lost a bit of magic today.
— Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken. Prince man. One of the greatest. This one hurts like MJ.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) April 21, 2016
— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) April 21, 2016
Once, Prince yelled from the stage that I could dance. He was likely yelling to the girl behind me, but it’s still my happiest moment. RIP.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 21, 2016
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) April 21, 2016
I’m so sad we’ve lost @prince the legend,the master,a musical juggernaut that knew no boundaries.He left indelible footprints in music.RIP
— Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan) 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
My heart hurts! Prince I had the chance to meet you years ago and you were so kind. This really… https://t.co/AvN9yVnvYn
— Tia Mowry (@TiaMowry) 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
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
My heart is broken. My entire adolescence was filled w his music. He’ll be missed but his music will live forever🙏🏻 https://t.co/O6FYLftlWw
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) 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
ALL HAIL: a vagenius of the highest order has vacated this realm. #RIP PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. nothing compares to U.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 21, 2016
Prince, what a great musician and human being. Rest in Peace brother!!!
— Danny Glover (@mrdannyglover) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken. #RIPPrince
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) April 21, 2016
We lost one of the greatest Artists who ever lived. Prince’s music was the soundtrack to my life. RIP, Royal genius. Nothing compared 2 U…
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 21, 2016
“Paint a perfect picture. Bring to life a vision in one’s mind. The beautiful ones. Always smash the picture. Always every time.” #Prince xo
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) April 21, 2016
I’m shocked to hear that Prince passed at such a young age. Musically, he could do it all: sing, play, arrange and produce. Love & Mercy
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) April 21, 2016
Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to work with him
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) April 21, 2016
I think this awful news is true. Prince changed me. I’m speechless. Lump in my throat. There will never be another like him.
— Lena Waithe (@hillmangrad) 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
— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) April 21, 2016
Say it isn’t so. pic.twitter.com/xdY0bYDtSO
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 21, 2016
I do not wanted to believe this. RIP @prince Thank you for your influence. G.O.A.T. You will be missed but your work will live forever.
— Sir Mix-A-Lot (@therealmix) April 21, 2016
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) April 21, 2016
There will never be another 💔Purple Rain Prince AVI – YouTube https://t.co/yfP1j1XrJj
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) April 21, 2016
Deep tragedy. I’m so sorry for your loss Minneapolis. We will try and cheer you up for at least a little while tonight. #RIPPrince
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) April 21, 2016
— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) April 21, 2016