The singer-songwriter and entertainer sadly passed away at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota at the age of 57.
A statement from Prince's management read: "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."
Known for hits such as 'Purple Rain' and 'Kiss', celebrities haven taken to Twitter to offer their condolences.
And fellow musicians, including those who have worked with Prince, and others who were simply inspired by his work, have also paid tribute to the music legend.
Read some tweets below:
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
Shocked. Saddened. Gutted. A huge huge loss. #RIPPrince— antanddec (@antanddec) April 21, 2016
Crushed to hear the news about Prince... What an artist. What an influence. Thank you for the love. And the funk— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) April 21, 2016
Now Prince? No no no.. RIP You genius x— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) 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 (@katyperry) 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
Another icon gone too soon. RIP Prince— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) April 21, 2016
I can't believe it, I'm in total shock. So many wonderful memories,— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
I will miss him. #Prince
Can't even process this. There will never be another. Thank you for everything, Prince Rogers Nelson.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) April 21, 2016
R. I. P to the King Prince thank u for inspiring me to be a Musician First and using this tool to heal people— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) April 21, 2016
Prince....there's no way— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016
Genius, legend, inspiration, friend.— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 21, 2016
The world will miss you.
I'll never get over it. pic.twitter.com/RXIZdfGNPw
I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 21, 2016
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