Pop star Prince, known for mega hits such as “Purple Rain” and “Little Red Corvette,” has passed away at the age of 57. Details are pending, though reports are that he was found dead in his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Since the news broke, social media has been flooded with millions of reactions, including many from those involved in the sports world.
— NFL (@NFL) April 21, 2016
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 21, 2016
#Lions Golden Tate just informed that Prince died: "I knew some of his songs, never went to a concert. … Prayers to his family."
— Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) April 21, 2016
Prince’s death comes on the heels of the sad news of WWE’s Chyna’s death Wednesday night:
Sad day. Wake up seeing the death of Chyna all over social media. Now Prince. Both left us too young.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) April 21, 2016
— Aaron Williams (@ajwilliams23) April 21, 2016
— Charles T (@ChuckyT3) April 21, 2016
Prince was a big NFL fan. Besides performing at SB, he wrote song "Purple and Gold" in 2010 after attending Vikings-Cowboys game.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 21, 2016
Twitter please tell me that Prince ain't dead. Please
— COACH PRIME (@DeionSanders) April 21, 2016
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
Ohh nook not Prince… 😔😔😔🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Shane Vereen (@ShaneVereen34) April 21, 2016
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) April 21, 2016
RIP PRINCE…we lost a legend & a music icon today
— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince… S/o Purple Rain Friday's in 2014 at the Dub
— Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21) April 21, 2016
If the passing of Prince is true, GONE TOO SOON!! Prince and MJ is what I grew up to.. pic.twitter.com/Yz5v0rh68Z
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) April 21, 2016
He was a true legend and a musical genius! Prince could play every instrument with style and grace.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) April 21, 2016
The time Prince joined Nile Rodgers to do David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” https://t.co/CX5Q5oPYWt
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) April 21, 2016
— SFGATE (@SFGate) April 21, 2016
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) April 21, 2016
May Prince rest in peace and his music live in the hearts and minds of the world, even in his death.