The world is still in shock over pop star Prince’s sudden death, which TMZ reported Thursday (April 21). Prince’s body was found at his Paisley Park compound and, after failed CPR, he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. Thursday. He was 57 years old–a true music legend gone too soon.
And that’s what many celebrities are echoing on social media in light of this tragedy. Everyone from Justin Timberlake to Shonda Rhimes has tweeted or posted a loving message about Prince. The late icon touched many people in Hollywood–musicians and non-musicians alike.
Here are some of the most poignant messages about the singer from A-listers. Rest in peace, Prince. Your legacy will never be forgotten.
“It’s unreal. It’s surreal. I miss him dearly,” Sheila E said today on Good Morning America.
“It is impossible to imagine him not being here,” Sheena Easton told People. “The world of music was forever changed the day he picked up his guitar. His talent was breathtaking, his heart was kind, and all of us have been blessed to have had a glimpse into this sweet and magical soul.”
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
"It's such a shame our friendship had to end." #RIPPrince
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) April 21, 2016
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) 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
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
A culture pushing icon and creative genius. Rest in peace Prince. pic.twitter.com/vPWCGipU95
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
I can't. I just can not. #Prince
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
Just heard about Prince ….can't believe it ……. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 21, 2016
PRINCE, sad to say, has passed on!!! He was a Giant. My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) 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
This is so heartbreaking I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many R.I.P pic.twitter.com/60msa6hm3I
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) 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
Watch Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia discuss their marriage and his music in the following clip from VH1’s Hollywood Exes.