“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” those were the sad words Yvette Noel-Schure, Prince’s publicist had to break to the media.
As expected, massive mourning is being poured out by his fans all over social media. Some fans liken his death to the sound doves make when they cry, as a reference to his monster hit.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, early this month, Prince said he was not feeling well. So much so that he canceled a concert at the city. Days later after the canceled concert, Prince took to the stage and performed in Atlanta.
After that particular concert, it is said Prince’s plane had to make an emergency landing, and Noel-Schure is reported to have told CNN that, “He is fine and at home.”
The following are some of the condolences messages his fans are making on Twitter:
We lost Prince, wow, the doves are crying loud today
— Mustafa Ahmed (@MustafaThePoet) April 21, 2016
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 21, 2016
I knew Prince was the man when he changed his name to a symbol ?? pic.twitter.com/PDOzgJfSuG
— Flex Luthor (@BlactimusPrime) April 21, 2016
Goodnight, sweet Prince. pic.twitter.com/29RHYDERKG
— Dave McCaig (@DaveMcCaig) April 21, 2016
Really sad that one of my all time favorite musicians in college – Prince has died. RIP pic.twitter.com/2SmDrBmmm3
— Santa J. Ono (@PrezOno) April 21, 2016
I can’t believe prince has passed away, his music inspired me so much growing up, a true legend. RIP. pic.twitter.com/ieeCaj422p
— ♛ Filipe Orlando (@MrFilipeOrlando) April 21, 2016
Prince was a great role model for my generation. Be yourself. Work hard. Be weird if you want. Do your own thing, no matter what.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) April 21, 2016
Just heard the news. Another legend lost. Prince left an everlasting mark on music & the world. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/Iq2l8w4r8q
— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) April 21, 2016
MN Rep Keith Ellison: Prince showed us it was okay to be different. He showed us that the best way to be cool was to be yourself.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 21, 2016