Prince, the godfather of R&B, has died aged 57 at his compound in Minnesota. Music fans from across the world are mourning his death. Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
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
Y do v scream at each other…this is wot it sounds like when doves cry.Memories entwined in his songs. RIP Purple 1 formerly known as Prince— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 21, 2016
We've had a special purple lute made. I hope he likes it.— William Shakespeare (@Shakespeare) April 21, 2016
Does he prefer "Prince" or "Your Highness?"
"He isn't simply the godfather of modern R&B - his thumbprint is everywhere." https://t.co/6fXYWuZoXM— Gayatri Jayaraman (@Gayatri__J) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear about #Prince. I honestly can't believe it..... ??— AshleyTisdaleFrench (@ashleytisdale) April 21, 2016
Bowie, #Prince, Lemmy, Scott Weiland....all in 2016. It's almost too much to bear.— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) April 21, 2016
Favorite Prince song, go! Mine is If I Was Your Girlfriend or Diamonds and Pearls ??— Sky Acord (@Skyduck64) April 21, 2016
Really just speechless. It seems unreal and all too soon. But man... way to pave the way and leave a legacy. Rest in peace, Prince. ????— Will Wells (@WilliamFWells) April 21, 2016
Long live the Prince. Thank you for the magic you bestowed upon my eyes & ears. The best live show ever witnessed. pic.twitter.com/3ZgxpsLoyk— Allen Stone (@allen_stone) April 21, 2016
Such a sad day today with the passing of Prince. Remember that we only have NOW and nothing is… https://t.co/T6GAMiu26b— Jonathan Mannion (@JonathanMannion) April 21, 2016
Like most everyone my age, wore out my Prince albums back in the day. Unashamed to say still listen religiously. Sad, sad day.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry..
Prince... pic.twitter.com/9sJU4zt3LF— Emilie Lopez (@emilielopez) April 21, 2016
GQ has also published a profile of the late Pop icon authored by Nik Cohn, calling him "rock's greatest natural talent ever".
Given his natural gifts, his own records have been uneven. Often he has seemed to take his genius for granted and allowed himself to cruise. At other times, he's shied away from digging too deeply within himself, preferring bromides to hard-won truth. No matter; his best has been astonishing. At 5'3" and shrinking, the man is a colossus.
You can also listen to a collection of his songs ">here.