Stars like Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and more share their thoughts about the shocking news.


The music community is in shock over Prince’s untimely death.

Prince was found dead Thursday morning at his Minneapolis home.

The spokesperson says in a statement, “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

Prince made waves for decades with hits like “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain,” “Kiss” and “When Doves Cry.”

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“MTV is heartbroken and in utter disbelief at the news that the world has lost Prince Rogers Nelson so suddenly and so before his time,” the music network said in a statement. “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. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and millions of fans.”

Stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Hilary Duff share their thoughts about the shocking news.

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

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Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time. Haven't loved an artist as long or as consistently as I have Prince. My dream was to one day collaborate with him or play drums for him. He use to come watch #DJAM and I play. Those nights went down as some of my favorite. I taught my kids about him from a very young age and has always stayed a favorite in our family, we even got to see him play a couple times together. Sad day, we lost one of the funkiest and most inspiring artists of our time. One of the greatest guitars players of our time. To me he was truly a musical genius, a true original. Rest in Peace ?? #PURPLERAINFOREVER

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what a magnificent life. thoughts and prayers to his family and fans around the world. sometimes words just aren't enough…

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R. i. P. #Prince

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RIP ☔️

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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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My musical crush since my teenage years. I had the privilege of visiting Paisley Park in the early 90's. It was a dream come true. Thank you for the music and memories. #ripprince #whendovescry

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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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He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated.?

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