“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” – Prince
Many are at a loss for words as they digest the regrettable dismay of the untimely death of legendary, iconic performer Prince, at just 57 years old. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s impact on music, culture and creative quality of life has undoubtedly shaped and provided an empowering effort for all artists to follow.
Shortly after the news circulated, celebrities, fans and Prince influencers shared their sentiment and heart-wrenching sadness for the visionary artist that will never be replaced.
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.
My heart is broken. There are no words.— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) April 21, 2016
I love you!
Today is a very sad day. His music rearranged me... he will forever be my #1. pic.twitter.com/EnC5XWUiYt— Halle Berry (@halleberry) April 21, 2016
Prince the doves really are crying now. Listening to your music. Remembering you. #RIPPrince— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 21, 2016
This what it sounds like when the world cries. Prince, I already miss you. Your melodies will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/X0FQ0AzCWJ— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) April 21, 2016
i promise this was the greatest moment of my entire life. i wish i could relive it everyday. pic.twitter.com/i7oax7tLYr— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) 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
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
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
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
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
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
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
My heart is broken. Prince man. One of the greatest. This one hurts like MJ.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) 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
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
If music is the language of the heavens consider that brother Prince now has the glorious opportunity to be on a musical tour for eternity— Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) April 21, 2016
— “DROGAS WAVE” & “BeatNPath” NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) April 21, 2016
In Minneapolis right now...and it's raining...
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
So Prince and Chyna die in the same day NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! My heart is hurting :( R.I.P— Jay Pharoah (@JayPharoah) April 21, 2016
Listen to tangerine by Prince or his cover of A case of you— The Big Day out now (@chancetherapper) April 21, 2016
Some artists' death hit u like losing a family member. I'm so sad.— Jazmine Sullivan (@jsullivanmusic) April 21, 2016
Damn man Rest in power to Prince my mom loved that guy powerful music last forever— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) April 21, 2016
Rest In Peace, Prince.— DRAM (@BIGBABYDRAM) April 21, 2016
DAMN IT! NOT PRINCE! ☹️— Kaytra (@KAYTRANADA) April 21, 2016