Celebrities react with anguish to death of Prince at 57
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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:
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
"And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much." — Katy Perry.
This is so tragic. First MJ and now Prince! Two icons gone too soon!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) 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
RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone way too soon.
— Quincy Jones (@QuincyDJones) April 21, 2016
"#Prince So much LOVE. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My heart is heavy. #RIPPrince." — Arthel Neville.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
"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 (@richardroeper) 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
"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. 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 (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) April 21, 2016
"This (expletive) sucks. Prince on repeat all day. Just like I did with Michael and Whitney." — Demi Lovato.
A culture pushing icon and creative genius. Rest in peace Prince. pic.twitter.com/vPWCGipU95
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 21, 2016
"Now Prince? No no no.. RIP You genius x." — Robbie Williams.
His Purple Badness. LOVE. https://t.co/Ywjd0WUIi7
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 21, 2016
"Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day." — Ellen DeGeneres.
— Tito Jackson (@titojackson) April 21, 2016
Contributing: Sun-Times staff reporter Miriam Di Nunzio