Celebrities — fellow musicians, artists, actors, TV personalities and celebrities — took to social media to express their deep sadness in response to musical legend Prince’s death. The music icon’s body was found at his Minnesota estate on Thursday morning, days after his plane has an unexpected emergency landing due to a medical emergency.
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'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
Thank you Prince. All my thoughts & prayers are with all your loved ones. https://t.co/JT52sKlJBJ
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 21, 2016
Omg….. RIP Prince…. 😨😔😢
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
Prince….there's no way
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Long Live The King.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 21, 2016
Wow. RIP Prince. Another legend gone way too soon.
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) April 21, 2016
If the news about prince is true it will be a terrible loss of such an amazing music legend and icon.
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
I was hoping it wasn't true. Until it was breaking news on tv. Gutted beyond words. Soundtrack to all our lives!
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) April 21, 2016
One of my biggest inspirations. A true icon. You will be missed. Sad sad news today… #RIPPrince
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) 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
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) 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
My musical brother… My friend… The one who showed me the possibilities within myself,… https://t.co/UumElgEgFg
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) 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
I wish I could have expressed my love for him before he left. https://t.co/drlyFNWF9X
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) April 21, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) April 21, 2016
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) April 21, 2016
This was the last time Prince was filmed alive:
Recording his most popular song – Purple Rain: