Early this afternoon, celebrated artist Prince was found dead in his Minnesota home recording studio at age 57.
Here’s how the music world and beyond are reacting to the news, updated regularly.
None of prince’s albums are available in digital format. You Have to find a physical copy. I appreciate that, bout to go an adventure
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 21, 2016
Some artists’ death hit u like losing a family member. I’m so sad. — Jazmine Sullivan (@jsullivanmusic) April 21, 2016
NO. Prince no. No no! Oh no. Stop everything.
— mitski (@mitskileaks) April 21, 2016
Sad news in music today. RIP to the musical genius, Prince.
— Khalil ♛ (@CrazyKhalil) April 21, 2016
This is a BLOW….a BLOW to music. To MUSIC…….Good God. #Prince
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) April 21, 2016
In my lifetime, there’s never been an artist like Prince: so fearless, so uncompromising, so devoted to his music. This loss is incaculable — The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) April 21, 2016
Prince didn’t die. He just abandoned his aging human body to cruise the astral plane. Legend. All power. ✌🏻️👽
— Into It. Over It. (@intoitoverit) April 21, 2016
prince nelson and david bowie represent the essence of what it means to be an artist. wherever and whoever you are, keep their spirit alive. — Stars (@youarestars) April 21, 2016
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 21, 2016
such a huge loss. we love you prince thankyou for all the amazing things you gave us and for changing the world like you did. ✨ — Years & Years (@yearsandyears) April 21, 2016
Running out of living musical heroes, those we measure everything against, emulate, know we won’t surpass but inspire us to try. #prince
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) April 21, 2016
Party like its 1999 forever. — ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) April 21, 2016
I can’t believe the Greatest has gone 💜
— Jessie Ware (@JessieWare) April 21, 2016
— The Knocks (@theknocks) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince :'( — :’)⛅OBERHOFER⛅:’) (@OBERHOFERMUSIC) April 21, 2016
IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND — Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) April 21, 2016
What the fuck
— MGMT (@whoisMGMT) April 21, 2016
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) April 21, 2016