As news of Prince’s death makes waves around the world, fans, musicians and designers are taking to social media to pay their respects.
Prince’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure (who also reps Beyoncé), confirmed the artist’s death with the Associated Press.
“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. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time,” said Noel-Schure in a statement.
The icon’s legendary style paired with his musical prowess, resulted in a phenomenal fan base and career spanning more than 30 years. Prince was responsible for a seemingly endless list of hit singles including “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” ”Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry” and “Raspberry Beret.”
On the fashion front, the star will forever be associated with statement style both on the stage and off. With high-neck ruffles, canes, heeled boots and glittered suits, the singer certainly knew how to stand out from the crowd.
The greatest living musician is now no longer with us and I am distraught. It was a pleasure to witness his grace so many times and even share a stage with him and a conversation tea and cake. May you rest well dear dear treasure and fly with the doves as we all cry. RIP @prince #prince #princeRIP #oneofthegreats #areallegend https://www.palomafaith.com/prince-fly-with-the-doves-as-we-cry/
You have been an icon and pioneer on so many levels for me in my life -I remember when you asked me to dance on stage w you once and I was so shy… But I touched your chest and hugged you and my heart skipped 10 beats💗💗💗. Your music and spirit is eternal🙏🏽 -thank u for letting us experience all your creative genius in all its glory. 👑 #prince #icon
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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