Celebrities React to Prince’s Death

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Musician Prince, who died today at the age of 57, performs in 2013. (Getty)

After hearing the news that Prince died at the age of 57, the internet has erupted with words of sorrow and surprise. Fans all over the world are taking to social media to express their devotion to the late musician, including a ton of celebrities.

Everyone from President Obama and Justin Timberlake to Latoya Jackson and Demi Lovato to Shonda Rhimes and Billy Idol are tweeting about Prince’s untimely death:

Other celebrities, including Diana Agron, Madonna, Lena Dunham and Sarah Jessica Parker have been posting their favorite images of Prince on Instagram.

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Actress Lena Dunham post an Instagram photo after hearing Prince died. (Instagram/@lenadunham)

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Sarah Jessica Parker posts on Instagram about Prince dying. (Instagram/@sarahjessicaparker)

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Madonna shares a photo of she and Prince in memory of Prince who died today. (Instagram/@madonna)

The musician, whose birth name is Prince Rogers Nelson, died Thursday morning at his Paisley Park residence in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Prince’s death comes less than a week after he was hospitalized with a bad flu. The singer, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was best known for his flamboyant stage performances (as well as his short stature, standing 5 feet, 2 inches) and his many hit songs including “1999,” “When Doves Cry” and “Kiss.”