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Celebrities react with anguish to death of Prince at 57

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Prince performed in concert at Riverfront Coliseum during his Purple Rain Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio in Jan. 1985. Prince’s publicist has confirmed that Prince died at his his home in Minnesota today. He was 57.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / JAN. 1997

    Prince performed in concert at the Blaisdell Arena.

Pop music superstar Prince dies

LOS ANGELES » Musicians, actors and other celebrities reacted to the death of music great Prince with shock and anguish Thursday. Here are some of the reactions they posted to Twitter or released in statements:

“I will miss a good friend who was so talented. He was such a great performer / guitar player. Sleep well Prince.”

— Ronnie Wood

“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

The greatest live act I ever saw. Genius, poet, sexy (expletive). RIP Prince.”

— Russell Crowe

“Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!”

— Boy George

“Thank you Prince. All my thoughts & prayers are with all your loved ones.”

— Chelsea Clinton

“So many emotions today. My heart dances in honor of a legend RIP Prince.”

— Gina Rodriguez

“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

“Stunned. This can’t be real.”

— Justin Timberlake

“R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon.”

— Shaquille O’Neal

“Lots of guitars gently weeping today #Prince #RIP.”

— Kevin Bacon

“Running out of living musical heroes, those we measure everything against, emulate, know we won’t surpass but inspire us to try. #prince.”

— Carrie Brownstein

Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day….”

— Blake Shelton

“Rest in power, Prince.”

— Russell Simmons

“I’m in shock #Prince.”

— Mark Cuban

“Shocked that prince has died at only 57. Such a talent to have died so young #RIPPrince.”

— Joan Collins

“So sad to hear about the loss of Prince today. #RIP #legend #purplerain.”

— Kris Jenner

“This is what it sounds like when doves cry … Prince R.I.P. Condolences to his family & 2 us all.”

— Whoopi Goldberg

“And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much.”

— Katy Perry

“What a sad day today! Terribly sorry to hear that #Prince has passed! What an incredible talent.”

— La Toya Jackson

“Oh My God! The musical genius of my generation has gone on to glory. Heaven has a new musical director with #Prince.”

— Star Jones

“The Prince is dead. Long live the Prince.”

— Kathy Bates

“A shock to read #Prince has died. He was so magnificent at the Super Bowl that I was privileged to perform the National Anthem in sign. RIP. — Marlee Matlin.

“RIP Prince. You were the king.”

— Joel McHale

“No matter what he asked us to call him, Prince was a force. Genius in the studio. Brilliant onstage. And a 4-star movie. #PurpleRain.”

— Richard Roeper

I am stunned to hear about #Prince, a huge part of my record collection and the sound of my 20s. A rare kinda brilliance. RIP.”

— Eric McCormack

“Prince was a once-in-a-lifetime artist who transcended every medium and genre he touched and created music with a passion and individuality that inspired multiple generations.”

— Statement from MTV

“I can’t. I just can not. #Prince”

— Shonda Rhimes

“PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.

— Gene Simmons

“This (expletive) sucks. Prince on repeat all day. Just like I did with Michael and Whitney.”

— Demi Lovato

“Now Prince? No no no.. RIP You genius x.”

— Robbie Williams

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

— Spike Lee

“Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.”

— Ellen DeGeneres

“RIP to one the greatest to ever hit the stage #Prince. We are all going to cry purple tears today. #Legend.”

— Tito Jackson


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