The terrible news that music legend Prince had died today at age 57 broke through the internet like a lightning bolt.  On social media, many stars fired off their responses in real time as they heard the news.  Here's some of the reactions:


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

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an artist who showed true creative freedom and challenged all barriers. there are a million things to say. rip, beautiful.

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Shocked and soooo sad!! #RIP PRINCE #music #legend #gonetoosoon

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I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor.

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Godspeed. X, sj

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