Tributes pour in for Prince on social media

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Written by Renate O'Connor

Critically acclaimed musician Prince has died, aged 57, at his home in Minnesota.

News of the star’s death spread like wildfire across social media this evening after being reported on celebrity gossip site TMZ. Police were reportedly called to a medical emergency at his Paisley Park estate this morning. His death was later confirmed by his publicist.

The global superstar first shot to fame in the 1980s with albums such as 1999 and Purple Rain and has since sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Tributes have poured in across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with a number of celebrities expressing their shock and sadness to hear of his passing.

Fellow singers, songwriters and musicians showed their admiration and love for the star, with Boy George calling it ‘the worst day.’

“Thank you for the music Prince. Thank you for showing us your very best.”

Radio and TV star Fearne Cotton took to her Instagram to talk about her shock of hearing the news.

Courtney Love Cobain referred to him as ‘his royal badness’

“This is what it sounds like when Doves cry.”

Whoopi Goldberg quoted Prince’s hit song ‘When Doves Cry’ before sending her condolences to his family.

Iman, model and late wife of David Bowie, who also died earlier this year, gave her condolences to Prince’s family and friends.


RIP Prince! Condolences to his family, friends and fans #ripprince

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It’s not just celebrities who are showing their support. Thousands of users are sharing their thoughts on the news, with many talking about the number of high profile deaths we’ve already seen so far this year. 

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