Celebrities React To Prince’s Untimely Death

Shante' Merida

 // Apr 21, 2016

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” – Prince

Many are at a loss for words as they digest the regrettable dismay of the untimely death of legendary, iconic performer Prince, at just 57 years old. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s impact on music, culture and creative quality of life has undoubtedly shaped and provided an empowering effort for all artists to follow.

Shortly after the news circulated, celebrities, fans and Prince influencers shared their sentiment and heart-wrenching sadness for the visionary artist that will never be replaced.

This is what it sounds like when doves cry.

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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Me & my Prince.

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