Celebs mourn the death of Prince: ‘Now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry’
The news that Prince had died suddenly at age 57 shocked and saddened music lovers around the world.
His mastery of a wide variety of genres — from funk to New Wave to fuzzed-out rock and straight-ahead R&B — made him immensely popular and influential.
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That’s apparent from the broad cross-section of celebrities who offered their condolences on social media.
Only now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry — the absence of music from loss of The Artist. RIP Prince (1958-2016)
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like when doves cry.. Prince R.I.P.
Condolences to his family & 2 us all
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) April 21, 2016
We are gathered here today
2 get through this thing called Life…"
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 21, 2016
I can't fucking breathe right now
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) 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
Taking off for New York with a heavy heart. I will leave you with this- Prince live from the Capitol Theater, 1982. https://t.co/m9m837OBK0
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) April 21, 2016
You made a special day even more magical. #SBXLI
Rest in peace, Prince. pic.twitter.com/jjpCHRC5Eh
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 21, 2016
I'm stunned & so saddened to hear about the passing of Prince. He changed it all!!!! The true definition of talent!! pic.twitter.com/Ni17GvPu67
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 21, 2016
I'm Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 21, 2016
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) April 21, 2016
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) 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