Legendary American singer Prince has left the world in shock after his sudden death on Thursday.
President Barack Obama as well as celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan and our very own Mahira Khan have taken to Twitter to mourn his death, and to share how the pop icon changed their lives.
'Cool means being able to hang with yourself. All you have to ask yourself is 'Is there anybody… https://t.co/r4zNrIWyXu— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) April 21, 2016
Y do v scream at each other…this is wot it sounds like when doves cry.Memories entwined in his songs. RIP Purple 1 formerly known as Prince— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 21, 2016
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The world turned purple as iconic buildings around the globe lit purple lights to mourn Prince's death.
"'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said—and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken. My entire adolescence was filled w his music. He'll be missed but his music will live forever🙏🏻 https://t.co/O6FYLftlWw— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) April 21, 2016
He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated. This is Not A Love Song. pic.twitter.com/x4JaSxRraC— Madonna (@Madonna) April 21, 2016
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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
i can't believe what's happening right now. i just woke up but it feels like I'm dreaming. we live in a world where Prince passes away???— Abel Tesfaye (@theweeknd) April 21, 2016
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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
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 can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
I will miss him. #Prince
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Omg..... RIP Prince.... 😨😔😢— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.— Ellen DeGeneres (@EllenDeGeneres) April 21, 2016
Rock legend Mick Jagger posted on Facebook to express his grief.
Rest in Peace, Prince.