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Celebrities React to Prince’s Death

Celebrities React to Prince’s Death

News just broke about Prince’s sudden death, and celebrities are already mourning him on social media.

Blake Shelton, Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, and Samuel L. Jackson are just some of the big names to tweet about his passing. Blake said, "Dang it... Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..”

President Obama added on Facebook, "Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer. 'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said -- and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him."

Prince's former wife Mayte Garcia told People, "I can't even think of the words of what I'm feeling. This man was my everything, we had a family. I am beyond deeply saddened and devastated. I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now."

"Twin Peaks" actress Sherilyn Fenn, who also dated Prince in the 1980s, said in a statement, "Prince inspired me. He changed my life. I will miss him greatly. There will only ever be one Prince."

Carmen Electra, who was his former protege and ex-girlfriend, told E! News, "I'm in shock. This is so sad. He always talked about life, not death. He was excited about music. But, back then he talked a lot about God, but not about religion. Prince was like a god. Maybe that's why I'm so shocked he's passed away."

See what other stars are posting about Prince’s death below.

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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Prince was my favorite musician and Purple Rain is my favorite album. At a time when the world was all about Michael Jackson I secretly always dug Prince a little more. I think because he was a showman, genius musician and lyricist but mainly because he wasn't afraid to be raw, sexual and completely unique with his vision. I'm totally shocked this man is dead at 57 when he should have been doing this for decades to come. We've all been robbed by his passing. The last time I saw him was at the forum a couple years back and it's the best show I've ever seen. He was so next level that I remember thinking that no one could touch his musical abilities at that moment. My friend Al and I got to go to the after party and meet Prince and hang at his place where he played a private party there might have been 100 of us and I stood front and center watching Prince play guitar like he was being fast forwarded. Stevie Wonder then came out and they did many numbers together. It was a special night. I am gonna miss Prince. Purple Rain on repeat all week and beyond. #mayulive2cthedawn

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

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Prince was found dead at his home and recording studio in Minnesota earlier today. Though the cause of Prince’s death is unknown, an investigation is underway.

Prince’s death came just days after he was rushed to the hospital, reportedly for the flu.