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

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


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>&mdash; 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

At First Ave., an outpouring of love for Prince: https://t.co/9nXKg7mCgbpic.twitter.com/qNr61lO6Ow

— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) April 21, 2016

And photos from the block party/dance concert outside firstave</a> taken by <a href="https://twitter.com/reneejon">reneejonpic.twitter.com/MhJTUqB27d

— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) April 22, 2016

The scene at Paisley Park Studios. Fans pay tribute to Prince. pic.twitter.com/DutjBSk9Yg

— Carlos Gonzalez (@CarlosGphoto) April 22, 2016

Celebrity reaction

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
I never met Elvis
But I met Prince – Bono pic.twitter.com/ruD6Su3aMh

— U2 (@U2) April 22, 2016

God bless this creative giant. Thanks Prince. Love X Paul

— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) April 21, 2016

Purple state

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

“Life is just a party and parties weren't meant to last.”#PrinceRIPpic.twitter.com/XpjrFcsgre

— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 22, 2016

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.

Niagra Falls pays tribute #PrinceRIPpic.twitter.com/hmriE7zONb

— david prestipino (@winestein32) April 22, 2016

Press reaction

A la une de libe</a>, demain <a href="https://t.co/NSArZD0VsE">https://t.co/NSArZD0VsE</a> <a href="https://t.co/qrmELlDt5c">pic.twitter.com/qrmELlDt5c</a></p>&mdash; Libération (libe) April 21, 2016

Friday's Sun front page:
Purple Reign is over#tomorrowspaperstoday#bbcpaperspic.twitter.com/9VhuF4lHqA

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) April 21, 2016

Friday's Independent digital front:

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) April 21, 2016

Prince, 1958 – 2016 https://t.co/5wPJOrEZS2

An early look at the top of Friday's front page pic.twitter.com/DZhEpuwI6i

— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 22, 2016

'PURPLE MAJESTY' leads Friday's StarTribune</a> front page coverage of Prince&#39;s death. <a href="https://t.co/Tn5c7vvwUg">pic.twitter.com/Tn5c7vvwUg</a></p>&mdash; 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

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