Pop legend Prince passed away on Thursday at the age of 57, and celebrities and musicians from around the world took to social media to share their memories of the music giant. Scroll below to read their remembrances.
The White House also released a statement remembering Prince:
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.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.