Everyone took to Twitter on Thursday to mourn the loss of legendary artist Prince. Everyone.
The 57-year-old singer was recently hospitalized after his private plane made an emergency landing, but still appeared at a concert the following day. According to TMZ, the singer was recently battling the flu - and was found dead earlier today at his Minnesota compound.
Even President Obama released a statement offering his condolences and sadness over the iconic singer's passing.
"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer."A strong spirit transcends rules," Prince once said — and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him."
Many others also shared their condolences for Prince and his family via social media. Read their messages below.
Saddened by Prince's death. Proud to have seen in the New Year with him. He seemed fine and played brilliantly funky music.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 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
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
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
Prince....there's no way— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 21, 2016
A shock to read #Prince has died. He was so magnificent at the Super Bowl that I was privileged to perform the National Anthem in sign. RIP— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) April 21, 2016
PRINCE passed away???! WTF??!!!— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) April 21, 2016
Crushed to hear the news about Prince... What an artist. What an influence. Thank you for the love. And the funk ✨— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) April 21, 2016
Omg..... RIP Prince.... 😨😔😢— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) April 21, 2016
I can't. I just can not. #Prince— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
"Devastated to hear the news about Prince. An enormous talent that we were all big fans of." - Duran Duran pic.twitter.com/478Q9dVF7K— Duran Duran (@duranduran) April 21, 2016
"Dearly beloved— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called Life..."
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. Prince. Shocking. A real artist.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) April 21, 2016
If the news about prince is true it will be a terrible loss of such an amazing music legend and icon.— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) April 21, 2016
Wow. RIP Prince. Another legend gone way too soon.— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) April 21, 2016
Damn. Some real genius gone now. RIP PRINCE— marc maron (@marcmaron) April 21, 2016
No! Prince was supposed to live forever!— John Francis Daley (@JohnFDaley) April 21, 2016
Oh my god I can't believe that Prince has died...he was a great great talent...RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) April 21, 2016
Meeting big stars is mostly disappointing in one way or another, but that was not the case w Prince. He was everything I hoped he'd be.— jake johnson (@MrJakeJohnson) April 21, 2016
Today the music has died again. My love to the family and friends of Prince. RIP. So say we all.!— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) April 21, 2016
Prince is dead. Can I just go back to bed for the rest of my life? RIP to the lavender genius. 💜— Robin Lord Taylor (@robinlordtaylor) April 21, 2016