Today makes it a year since his death shocked the world.
The pop icon’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound on the morning of April 21, 2016.
In his lifetime, Prince sold over 100 million records and won seven Grammy awards during his glittering music career.
And for a minute, he was a Michael Jackson competitor, while his career only slowed a bit no thanks to legal battles with his label.
Here’s look back at how celebs mourned his death on the Internet.
Prince was brilliant and larger than life. What a sad day.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2016
So sad to hear about Prince- We’ve not only lost an incredible talent but we’ve lost a legend.
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) April 21, 2016
Prince was the greatest live performer I ever saw.
A musical genius ablaze with astounding, sexually charged energy. Loved him. RIP
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 21, 2016
Today the doves will be crying purple tears #Prince
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 21, 2016
Omg. I’m so sad about Prince Rip legend.
— Draya Michele (@drayamichele) April 21, 2016
Prince. I can’t deal.
— Wendi McLendon-Covey (@wendimclendonco) April 21, 2016
Samuel L. Jackson
I’m Crushed!! UK news reporting Prince Is Dead?! For Real?! Massive Loss for us all! What a Genius! Speechless.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) April 21, 2016
Prince the doves really are crying now. Listening to your music. Remembering you. #RIPPrince
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) April 21, 2016
Rest In Peace Prince.
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) April 21, 2016
My memories with Prince will never be forgotten. He contributed to an experience I will treasure for a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/xSPnYd16Qv
— Leona Lewis (@leonalewis) April 21, 2016
I am so sad right now. Prince has passed away! This is too sad
— Adora Oleh (@AdoraOleh) April 21, 2016
Prince performed less than a week ago…fitasafiddle
— MAY7VEN (@May7ven) April 21, 2016
i can’t believe what’s happening right now. i just woke up but it feels like I’m dreaming. we live in a world where Prince passes away???
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. PRINCE :Pop life, what’s the matter with your clothes, pop life, did you put it all in your nose. pic.twitter.com/zXVCssd217
— 50cent (@50cent) April 21, 2016
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) April 21, 2016
Prince! The true diva …. Different in every way ☔️☔️…. True icon #RIP such a shock
— Kaylah (@KaylahOniwo) April 21, 2016
last vestiges of my not so rebellious teenage years. London summers were the best. 1984 Purple Rain was d film we had to see cos of Prince
— SunCountry (@MealdredO) April 21, 2016
— OMARION (@1Omarion) April 21, 2016
Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to work with him
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) April 21, 2016
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) April 21, 2016
As a kid, prince’s purple rain was one of my all time favourite songs,his dress sense was eccentric yet he was a fashion icon, R.I.P prince
— Owen Gee (@OfficialOwenGee) April 21, 2016
This is so heartbreaking I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many R.I.P pic.twitter.com/60msa6hm3I
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 21, 2016
Prince’s music hit you in your soul. Songs like Adore & Raspberry Beret made me think of falling in love, making love, everything love…
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) April 21, 2016
This is what it sounds like,When doves cry..My favourite artist of all time..RIP Prince..U leave a legacy behind that will last for all time
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 21, 2016
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) April 21, 2016
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
My heart is broken. Prince man. One of the greatest. This one hurts like MJ.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) April 21, 2016
Thank you God for letting us experience the GREATNESS that is
Prince! What a blessing! #RipPrince
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) April 21, 2016
Prince!! One of the greatest music legends, a genius and my inspiration to strive for greater… https://t.co/MKCAooU1wW
— BEZ (@BEZidakula) April 21, 2016
Shah Rukh Khan
Y do v scream at each other…this is wot it sounds like when doves cry.Memories entwined in his songs. RIP Purple 1 formerly known as Prince
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 21, 2016
My friend has died. @prince
— Shaun Robinson (@shaunrobinson) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince a true legend in this music industry
— Soulja Boy (@souljaboy) April 21, 2016
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) April 21, 2016
we love you Prince
— Efuru (@JheneAiko) April 21, 2016
Damn rip the legend Prince ☔️☔️ pic.twitter.com/dbRvAVz0qL
— T-Raww (@Tyga) April 21, 2016
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