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Celebrities mourn Prince’s sudden death at age 57 #RIPPrince

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Celebrities mourn Prince’s sudden death at age 57 #RIPPrince
We’re heartbroken to report that Prince’s spokesperson has confirmed his passing. The legend died unexpectedly at his Minneapolis home earlier today at the very young age of 57. "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died," read the statement issued by his team. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

As reported by the BBC, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said "his deputies responded to a medical call at about 09:43 local time (11:43 GMT) and later found an unresponsive adult male in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios. First responders tried to revive him with CPR but he was pronounced dead at 10:07." The cause of death is still unknown.

The news left fans rattled and absolutely shocked. Us included. The outpouring of love that has followed on social media has been unbelievable (and rightly so). Here are just some of the touching celebrity tributes that have flooded the Internet so far. Warning: Justin Timberlake's is a complete tear-jerker. 
 
 

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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He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated. This is Not A Love Song.

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No. Prince Rogers Nelson. R.I.P You've been the soundtrack of so many lives. Terrible and sad news. X, sj

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Perhaps Andy Cohen summed it up best of all: