Prince at Coachella 2008 – photo by Scott Penner
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life
Prince Rogers Nelson, known solely by his first name for most of his brilliantly colorful music career, passed away on April 21, 2016 due to complications from a severe flu at his ranch just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 57 years old.
Fans everywhere have expressed their shock, sadness and appreciation through social media.
A purple nebula, in honor of Prince, who passed away today. https://t.co/7buFWWExMw pic.twitter.com/ONQDwSQwVa
— NASA (@NASA) April 21, 2016
Not Prince ????
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) 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
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Rest in Peace Prince. This is what it sounds like when doves cry.