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Musicians and Artists Mourn Prince’s Death on Twitter

?uestlove, Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper, and more remember the legacy of an icon

Update: Sheila E. has issued a brief statement on Prince’s death.

Musicians reacted quickly to the news that Prince died at age 57 today. The idiosyncratic icon’s unexpected passing prompted an outpouring of appreciation and mourning.

Here’s a collection of tweets from artists and stars influenced by the Purple OneSPIN will update this collection as we spot additional memorable remembrances.

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

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