The sudden death of music icon Prince sent shockwaves through social media, as fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to their hero.
This is what it sounds like when thousands of Prince faithful sing Purple Rain.
StarTribune</a> <a href="https://t.co/rqzs4qHPap">pic.twitter.com/rqzs4qHPap</a></p>— Aaron Lavinsky (ADLavinsky) April 22, 2016
A rainbow appeared over a memorial at Paisley Park. Prince was found dead at the studio on Thursday morning. pic.twitter.com/YZEIof3NVF— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) April 21, 2016
And photos from the block party/dance concert outside— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) April 22, 2016
firstave</a> taken by <a href="https://twitter.com/reneejon">reneejon pic.twitter.com/MhJTUqB27d
The scene at Paisley Park Studios. Fans pay tribute to Prince. pic.twitter.com/DutjBSk9Yg— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) April 22, 2016
Wow. I'm completely stunned and crushed. The music world has lost a legend. Prince was one of a kind. A talent unlike any other.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 21, 2016
Prince you're one of my Heroes and no one can tell me otherwise, not even you. I'm so fortunate… https://t.co/cKw9hee2cQ— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) April 22, 2016
I never met Mozart, I never met Duke Ellington or Charlie Parker— U2 (@U2) April 22, 2016
I never met Elvis
But I met Prince – Bono pic.twitter.com/ruD6Su3aMh
God bless this creative giant. Thanks Prince. Love X Paul— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) April 21, 2016
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.
Fitting that it's raining in Minneapolis today. pic.twitter.com/s5KFurDhHi— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 21, 2016
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.
'PURPLE MAJESTY' leads Friday's
StarTribune</a> front page coverage of Prince's death. <a href="https://t.co/Tn5c7vvwUg">pic.twitter.com/Tn5c7vvwUg</a></p>— Greg Mees (meesgreg) April 22, 2016
The New Yorker and the NY Daily News take two, well, different approaches… pic.twitter.com/WDfNEZUBFz— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 22, 2016