Following news of Prince’s death, social media exploded with tributes to the musician. Fans and a host of admirers which include celebrities have shown their respect to the hero.,
Samuel L. Jackson, Katy Perry, Dwayne Johnson and Spike Lee are among those who reacted 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 too soon,” wrote Shaquille O’Neal.
Prince performing a duet with Stevie Wonders at the BET Awards.
Performing with Beyonce at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007.
Prince and the filmmaker Spike Lee at an NBA game at Madison Square Garden.
A wall mural outside the First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A clip from the music video: Purple Rain.
He was known for a completely amazing different kinds of fashion styles.
Prince at the Hit N Run Parade Tour at the Wembley Stadium in London, 1986.
Prince married his back up dancer Mayte Garcia 1996. Their baby tragically died at one week old.
He is said have had links to actress Kim Bassinger.
Prince with Manuela Testolini.
Prince and ex-wife Manuela Testolini divorced in 1996.
Prince changed his name to the ‘Love’ symbol in 1993.
Performing during his “Welcome 2 Europe” tour at Stade de France in 2011.
Prince in an assless pants.
Prince performs during the ‘Pepsi Halftime Show’ at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Prince on stage during the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater.