Tributes for Prince filled social media after the iconic musician died on Thursday.
The artist, who was 57, passed away at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. The cause of death has yet to be released.
Messages poured in from fellow artists and actors, as well as athletes and hordes of fans.
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
Say it isn't so. pic.twitter.com/xdY0bYDtSO
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Eric Clapton was asked about how it felt to be the world's best guitarist.
His response: "I don't know. Ask Prince".
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) April 21, 2016
I can't. I just can not. #Prince
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
Omg..... RIP Prince.... 😨😔😢
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama said he and his family join the world in mourning one of the "most gifted and prolific musicians of our time."
Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean penned a tribute letter to Prince on Tumblr, calling the late icon "a vanguard and a genius."