Prince, who was found dead at his home in Minneapolis on Thursday at age 57, was remembered by Morris Day, who rose to fame largely because of the “Purple Rain” singer, via social media.
“Right now there are no words that can express the feelings we all have for our dear brother Prince,” Day wrote. “Thank you!”
Day also posted a vintage picture of himself with Prince with the message, “Prince introduced me 2 u!!!”
Morris Day and the Time were featured prominently in the 1984 film “Purple Rain.” The group’s performance of the track “Jungle Love” was a highlight of the film.
Following news of Prince’s death, social media exploded with tributes to the musician, with celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Katy Perry, Dwayne Johnson and Spike Lee reacting to the shocking news.
“And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic,” Katy Perry tweeted.
“R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon,” wrote Shaquille O’Neal.
An investigation into the death is ongoing, the Carver County Sheriff’s Department told TheWrap on Thursday.