Prince: 1958-2016

Date
22 April 2016
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1 minute read

Musician, artist and film star Prince died aged 57 at his Paisley Park home yesterday. The global superstar sold more than 100 million albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Over the course of his career the enigmatic musician released 39 albums and in 2007 played a run of 21 concerts at the O2 in London, performing 504 songs over 52 and a half hours to half a million people. That same year his Superbowl performance attracted 140 million viewers. His films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge grossed more than £50m worldwide and the former won an Oscar for best original song score at the 1984 Academy Awards.

Below are some of the responses to the news of his death from across the world.

Right around the corner, the most worthy of the tributes I've seen, @sigggnasty

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RIP Prince #purplerain

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☔️RIP☔️

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