The death of Prince Rogers Nelson, the multitalented sensation who passed away on Thursday, depressed President Barack Obama and Madonna. Other celebs have also stormed the social media over his loss.
The 57-year-old singer was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis. Remembering his loss, Obama released a statement and called him a “creative icon”.
“ Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.” said in a Facebook post.
“ “A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him,” added Obama.
Other celebrities are mourning his death on social media, Madonna too was shocked over Nelson’s death.
“ He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated. This is Not A Love Song.” tweeted Madonna.
According to TMZ, Prince suffered from flu for several weeks. He also cancelled his two shows on April 7th. But he wanted to go for another show on April 14 despite being ill.
On April 15th, his private jet made an emergency landing at Illinois’ Quad City International Airport. He was rushed to a hospital and was released after three hours. Then he headed up for a concert the next day and assured his fans he was okay.
During his show, he said, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”
Prince made his breakthrough in the 1970s. Songs like I Wanna Be Your Lover, Purple Rain, Let’s Go Crazy and 1999 are some of his hit numbers.