April 21, 2016 2:25 pm
Updated: July 15, 2016 9:11 am

‘RIP Prince’: Celebrities, fans mourn singer’s death on social media

WATCH: People from around the world are responding to Prince's death on social media with disbelief and sadness.

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Pop superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the Associated Press the music icon passed away Thursday at the age of 57.

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In the past few weeks, the legendary artist had said he wasn’t feeling well and cancelled at least one concert in Atlanta in early April. He was reportedly rushed to the hospital with the flu on April 15.

WATCH: Tributes around the world poured in for the music legend Prince, who died Thursday.

Shocked and saddened by the news, legions of his fans took to social media immediately after his death was announced.

Many were A-list stars who said his passing marked a tragic day for music; others lamented the passing of another great music icon.

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