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#PrinceRIP - how Twitter reacted to pop star's death

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#PrinceRIP - how Twitter reacted to pop star's death


The sudden death of music icon Prince sent shockwaves through social media, as fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to their hero.

Celebrity reaction

Purple state

American football team, Seattle Seahawks, turned its stadium lights purple and quoted a line from Prince’s hit, 1999.

In Prince’s home town, Minnesota, the baseball team, the Minnesota Twins, made a colour-related tribute.

Other purple-tinted landmarks and tourist attractions were turned purple, but some, such as the Niagara Falls, had been given the hue to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, rather than as a tribute to Prince.

Press reaction

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