The music world shook Thursday when news that legendary singer Prince had died at age 57 spread like wildfire.
Stars from across the world of entertainment were quick to mourn the “Little Red Corvette” singer by sharing heartfelt tributes on Twitter.
“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.
TMZ reported that the singer’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota Thursday morning, while the Associated Press tweeted that the artist’s publicist confirmed “Prince has died at his home in suburban Minneapolis.”
‘I’m blown away. May he rest in peace,” Charlie Murphy said in a statement to TheWrap. “Music has lost one of its greatest icons.’”
Prince was an endlessly creative and prolific artist, knocking out instant classics including “Purple Rain” and “Sign O The Times” as well as daring, riskier works like “The Black Album.”
See some Twitter reactions from stars below.
What?? Prince?:( no no no. 🙁 #Prince
— BITCHIMBELLATHORNE (@bellathorne) April 21, 2016
Prince….there's no way
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) 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
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
Crushed to hear the news about Prince… What an artist. What an influence. Thank you for the love. And the funk ✨
— Sophia Bush Hughes (@SophiaBush) 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
I am deeply saddened by the loss of the great one. Prince took music to the future only he could hear. May he rest in the funkiest peace.
— tyson ritter (@tysonritter) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince. You were the king pic.twitter.com/RwKxVsOx8F
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) April 21, 2016
The Prince is dead. Long live the Prince.
— Kathy Bates (@MsKathyBates) April 21, 2016
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) April 21, 2016
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) April 21, 2016
Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 21, 2016
Only now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry — the absence of music from loss of The Artist. RIP Prince (1958-2016)
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 21, 2016
Words cannot describe the gigantic crater left in the wake of the death of #Prince. This one truly hurts. RIP. The doves are crying.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 21, 2016
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 21, 2016
Rest in power, Prince.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) 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
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." Prince.
— Avan Jogia (@AvanJogia) April 21, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 21, 2016
Saw Prince in concert more than any other artist. Soundtrack to my generation. 'When Doves Cry' was on every mixtape I ever made..#Icon
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince,much love/respect,never forget how cool he was to me in Minneapolis at 1st Ave Club when Purple Rain was on fire! Only love HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) April 21, 2016
Once, Prince yelled from the stage that I could dance. He was likely yelling to the girl behind me, but it's still my happiest moment. RIP.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 21, 2016
Words fail with a loss of this magnitude. Prince was a rare genius, & despite news reports will absolutely live forever. Thanks for the joy
— Hozier (@Hozier) April 21, 2016
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) April 21, 2016
The amount of songs I have written in my career where I was trying to "do what Prince would do"…. I've lost count
— ONEREPUBLIC (@OneRepublic) April 21, 2016
Unbelievable just heard about PRINCE. Strength and light to his family/loved ones. One of my favs and a true pioneering artist. RIP brotha.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 21, 2016
"Paint a perfect picture. Bring to life a vision in one's mind. The beautiful ones. Always smash the picture. Always every time." #Prince xo
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 21, 2016
Rest In Paradise Prince and thank you for blessing us all with your work n presence ??
— Sean Don (@BigSean) April 21, 2016