Celebrity tributes pour in for Prince

Prince left an indelible mark on the music industry with his unique songwriting and inimitable sound, and the world is mourning his tragic death at age 57 on Thursday (Apr. 21). "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," his publicist said in a statement. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

Among the "Purple Rain" singer's legions of fans are a host of celebrities who have been influenced by or worked with the GRAMMY winner, and they've reacted to the sad news with an outpouring of tributes on social media. See all their heartbroken words below.

Prince presenting an award to The Weeknd last year. Photo: © Getty Images

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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We've lost an icon today- you will be forever missed Prince

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