Stars React To Prince's Death

Prince's sudden death stunned the world on April 21, 2016. Celebrities rushed to social media to share their grief. Read some initial reactions from stars mourning the music and movie legend.

Katy Perry

"And just like that...the world lost a lot of magic," wrote Katy Perry via Twitter. "Rest in peace Prince! Thanks for giving us so much..."

Justin Timberlake

"Numb. Stunned," tweeted Timberlake. "This can't be real."

Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Only now do we know what it sounds like When Doves Cry—the absence of music from loss of The Artist," observed renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson. "RIP Prince (1958-2016)"

Gene Simmons

"He was a Giant," added Kiss cofounder Gene Simmons. "My deep condolences go out to his family, friends and fans."

Samuel L. Jackson

"I'm Crushed!!" wrote a disbelieving Samuel L. Jackson. "UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless."

Nick Jonas

Calling Prince "one of my biggest inspirations" and "a true icon," singer Nick Jonas wrote, "You will be missed. Sad sad news today."

Leslie Jones

Comedian Leslie Jones, meanwhile, summed up the feelings of millions of fans when she tweeted, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA NOT PRINCE LORD!! NOT PRINCE!!!"