Celebrities React To Prince Death – See Stars Tributes
Prince has died at age 57. Celebrities are now reacting to the tragic death of the music icon. See celebrity tributes and reactions below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Prince died on Thursday at his Paisley Park mansion in Minnesota. Police arrived to his estate early in the morning after a medical emergency was reported at the singer’s home recording studio. An official cause of death has yet to be revealed, but as Gossip Cop also noted, the musician was rushed to the hospital less than a week ago after becoming ill on a private jet.
His plane, which was flying from Georgia to Minnesota, had to make an emergency landing in Illinois, but the singer was released from the hospital shortly after. His rep later said the singer had been suffering from the flu, which is why he had canceled scheduled concerts earlier this month.
Now, in the wake of his shocking death, Will Smith posted on Facebook, “I am stunned and heartbroken. I just spoke with him last night. Today, Jada & I mourn with all of you the loss of a beautiful poet, a true inspiration, and one of the most magnificent artists to ever grace this earth.”
Katy Perry tweeted, “And just like that…the world lost a lot of magic ￼ Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much.” Along with crying emojis, Demi Lovato wrote, “Omg. RIP Prince.” She added, “This f***ing sucks… Prince on repeat all day. Just like I did with Michael and Whitney.” Jennifer Lopez said, “Shocked and soooo sad!!”
Madonna wrote, “He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated.” Kevin Hart tweeted, “I’m floored by this one…..Heaven got an amazingly talented angel today. You will be missed man!” Reese Witherspoon wrote, “Today we lost a true artist. Thank you #Prince for all the music you put into this world.”
Kevin Jonas said, “If the news about prince is true it will be a terrible loss of such an amazing music legend and icon.” Nick Jonas wrote, “One of my biggest inspirations. A true icon. You will be missed. Sad sad news today.” James Franco expressed, “LEGEND… I wish I could have expressed my love for him before he left.” Meanwhile, Mike Tyson simply stated, “RIP Prince.”
Melissa Joan Hart similarly expressed, “Is it true? Is #Prince gone? #RIP.” Justin Timberlake said, “Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.” Billy Idol tweeted, “Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP.” And Jay Pharaoh noted, “So Prince and Chyna die in the same day NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! My heart is hurting.”
Maria Menounos said, “I’m in shock!!” and Samuel L. Jackson wrote, “I’m Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.” “We’ve lost the greatest artist of my generation,” wrote Alyssa Milano. “I danced on stage with him when milo was in my belly. Prince, I will forever love you.” Vanessa Williams tweeted, “Legendary Prince is dead!! How tragic,” while Katie Couric expressed, “So sad to hear about this terrible loss, Prince was a visionary musician and artist.”
Dwayne Johnson said, “Unbelievable just heard about PRINCE. Strength and light to his family/loved ones. One of my favs and a true pioneering artist. RIP brotha.” Russell Crowe asked, “Prince? Say it isn’t so,” and added, “The greatest live act I ever saw. Genius, poet, sexy mother f***er. RIP Prince.” Chris Rock also expressed, “Say it isn’t so.” Spike Lee wrote, “I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor.”
Ellen DeGeneres offered, “Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.” Joel McHale tweeted, “RIP Prince. You were the king.” Jenny McCarthy expressed, “Another icon gone too soon,” and Russell Simmons wrote “Rest in power, Prince.” Blake Shelton tweeted, “Dang it… Truly hate hearing we lost Prince. Sad day..”
Shaquille O’Neal said, “R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon.” Oprah Winfrey expressed, “Prince the doves really are crying now. Listening to your music. Remembering you.” Harry Styles stated, “Rest In Peace Prince,” and Cara Delevingne wrote, “Please no! Some one please tell me it isn’t true#PRINCEWILLNEVERDIE.”
Hilary Duff tweeted, “I can’t believe #Prince has passed. This is horrible news.” Elijah Wood said, “Can’t even process this. There will never be another. Thank you for everything, Prince Rogers Nelson.” Don Cheadle wrote, “R.I.P. Prince … One of Miles Davis’ last collaborators. You will be woefully missed.” Kris Jenner conveyed, “So sad to hear about the loss of Prince today.”
Olivia Wilde tweeted, “Once, Prince yelled from the stage that I could dance. He was likely yelling to the girl behind me, but it’s still my happiest moment.” Dane Cook wrote, “I can’t believe Prince is dead. We’ve all been robbed with this genius dying at 57. Purple Rain – brilliant.” And Sarah Michelle Gellar quoted one Prince’s most iconic songs, writing, “This is what it sounds like #whendovescry #rip #Prince.” Whoopi Goldberg similarly wrote, “This is what it sounds like when doves cry. Condolences to his family & 2 us all.”
Michael Keaton, who starred in the 1989 Batman film for which Prince composed the album, said, “No one, no one, no one like Prince. Incomparable.” Lindsay Lohan said, “Thank you #Prince for all of your inspiration and sharing your incredible talents with the world. You will be incredibly missed.” Keith Urban tweeted, “Just heard about Prince. can’t believe it.”
Hailey Baldwin wrote, “RIP Prince…. Grateful I had the chance to see him perform! Will forever be legendary.” Zooey Deschanel stated, “Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to work with him.” 50 Cent said, “R.I.P. PRINCE: Pop life, what’s the matter with your clothes, pop life, did you put it all in your nose.”
“RIP Prince. I’ve never known all the words to your songs but damn do they make me feel good,” expressed Miles Teller. And Shailene Woodley tweeted, “Sweet, smooth transitions Prince. thank you for your medicine.” Rob Lowe wrote, “The word genius is overused. Prince, however, was a super-genius. Prolific and visionary. And always a sweetheart. Soundtrack of my life.” Gossip Cop will update as more stars react to Prince’s death.