Internet explodes with shock, grief following Prince’s death

In this Aug. 9, 2011 file photo, U.S. musician Prince performs during his concert at the Sziget Festival on the Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary. The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "Plectrum Electrum," recorded with all-female trio 3RDEYEGIRL. (AP Photo/MTI, Balazs Mohai, File)

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (MEDIA GENERAL) — Pop music superstar Prince died at his home in suburban Minneapolis Thursday. He was 57.

Prince broke through in the late 1970s with “Wanna Be Your Lover” and soared with albums “1999” and “Purple Rain.” He was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

Following the news of his death, fans and stars alike quickly took to social media to express their shock and disbelief but also remember the music icon.

I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor.

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