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The public outpouring of sympathy for Prince has begun, with celebrities taking to their social media accounts to express sadness and disbelief. Prince's greatness goes down as an influence for many generations. Just last week Prince was in the news for a possible health scare. Earlier this year Vanity, a former protege of Prince and lead singer of '80s group Vanity 6, died at the age of 57.
I can't. I just can not. #Prince-- shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2016
Gutted. Mourning with you.-- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
RIP pic.twitter.com/IVScqsJcbs-- Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) April 21, 2016
Prince....there's no way-- Zendaya (@Zendaya) 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
I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor. https://t.co/67umQghtbi-- Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 21, 2016
Rest in power, Prince.-- Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 21, 2016
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R.I.P to the greatest "The Legend" "Prince" pic.twitter.com/a4Ui2zwkoj— MarQuis Trill (@6BillionPeople) April 21, 2016
I LOVED him, the world LOVED him. Now he's at peace with his Father. Rest in power, @prince, my brother. pic.twitter.com/ZN6cc3WWuF— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
I loved this Man. Too soon. Can't comprehend it but it's unfortunately true. Heaven is yours. RIP #Prince #RIPPrince pic.twitter.com/EH8paEvn75— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) April 21, 2016
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
Say it isn't so. pic.twitter.com/xdY0bYDtSO— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 21, 2016
Prince, NOTHING COMPARES... #RIPPrince... https://t.co/KAserIRfgD pic.twitter.com/6qyF7VqNtV— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
PRINCE - 1958 - 2O16 - Such an Amazing,Undeniable Talent - GOD BLESS - tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/7ckEL3zOne— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) April 21, 2016
Please say this is not true you were a genius I never missed a show .I love you #Prince Rogers Nelson 💔💔 R.I.P 💜💜❤️ pic.twitter.com/xTOVkdlC6O— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) April 21, 2016