Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake and other celebrities alike are responding in disbelief at the death of 57 year-old iconic singer and musician Prince known for his classic hits such as "Purple Rain" and "Little Red Corvette." "This can't be real," tweeted singer and actor Justin Timberlake.
Numb. Stunned. This can't be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
"Unbelievable" was the word used by Aretha Franklin to the media when she says she heard about the death of Prince from a doorman that stopped her as she was coming outside of her hotel.
Legendary singer and songwriter Lionel Richie said that he was in "total shock" and couldn't believe either after hearing the news.
Even President Barack Obama himself stated in a statement that "the world lost a creative icon" with the death of Prince.
Oprah Winfrey added that "the doves are really crying now."
Prince the doves really are crying now. Listening to your music. Remembering you. #RIPPrince
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 21, 2016
Even Memphis rapper Juicy J shared over Twitter that the world has "lost one of the greatest musicians of all time."
RIP Prince this is so sad we lost one of the greatest musicians of all time I got every album… https://t.co/oZqWDAuHAT
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) April 21, 2016