Celebrities have taken to social media to express the pain of losing Prince. They describe him as an icon, a genius, visionary, a warrior, legend, brilliant, an artist and a friend. However, no words seem to be able to capture the magnitude of this tragedy. His music touched millions of people around the globe and he was loved and admired for his showmanship, eccentric outfits, wide vocal range, raw talent and musical genius. Like so many others we lost him too soon.
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) April 21, 2016
Prince the doves really are crying now. Listening to your music. Remembering you. #RIPPrince
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 21, 2016
It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. "Mommy, who is that singing?" Seems weird but it's true. More than a "once in a lifetime" artist… Just a ONCE IN FOREVER ARTIST. I'm still in shock as I write this and I feel this overwhelming grief. But, we should all turn away from that and HONOR this musician that changed all of our lives, our perspectives, our feeling, our whole being. From another planet? Probably. Royalty, for sure. Us worthy..? Laughable. They say don't meet your idols… That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music… It's beyond that. He's somewhere within every song I've ever written. I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die. Prince, NOTHING COMPARES… #RIPPrince
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
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
Pres. Obama on Prince: "The world lost a creative icon…nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative." pic.twitter.com/3gznXs4Ktt
— ABC News (@ABC) April 21, 2016
Prince….there's no way
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016
Sad beyond words that Prince is gone. To me he was one of the greatest music heroes – a true genius. There will never be another Prince.
— Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain) April 21, 2016
— Michael Bublé (@michaelbuble) 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
Rest in peace Prince. Thank you for the music that will live on forever ❤️
— Cher Lloyd (@CherLloyd) April 21, 2016
What?? Prince?:( no no no. 🙁 #Prince
— bella thorne (@bellathorne) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 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
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
My heart is full. Prince was a legend – a pure artist and creative genius. He inspired me and so many others. He pushed us to think beyond reality. PRINCE THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE AND FOR ALL THE MOMENTS YOU HAVE GIVEN US. MY HEART IS BROKEN, BUT I WILL NOT MISS YOU BECAUSE YOU WILL BE FOREVER WITH US! LOVE YOU 💜 I thank GOD FOR ALL THE MOMENTS WE SHARED! LOVE FOREVER! #ripPRINCE
My heart is broken. There are no words.
I love you!
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) April 21, 2016
You have left us too soon! <3