New 3’s Top Trends: The world remembers Prince

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The outpouring of love for dearly departed music icon Prince continues today as people around the world post their reactions to his loss.

Investigators say Prince was found in an elevator at his recording studio Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota Thursday morning. They also say no cause of death has been determined yet.

Crowds gathered in the Minnesota streets and around the country to mourn Prince and play his music.


Hollywood stars and television personalities note their reactions on Twitter, remembering Prince’s unique style and independent nature. Prince has said it was the unprecedented control over his own music that allowed him to freely express himself in his music, his wardrobe and all aspects of his life.


President Obama released a statement on his reaction to Prince’s death saying:

“Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.

“‘A strong spirit transcends rules,’ Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.‎”

Actors and music artist are also responding saying how he changed the music industry and what it was like to work with him.


Monuments around the United States were lit purple last night in remembrance of Prince’s iconic song Purple Rain. The Eiffel Tower in Paris also showed it’s respect with the artist’s famed color.


Twitter users are also combining the loss of Prince and David Bowie saying the world has lost the two icons who revolutionized music of their time.

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