Face it, most of us aren't very familiar with Prince, who passed away yesterday. In India, the iconic US musician is perhaps best known for songs like...

Purple Rain

When Doves Cry

Cream

But a measure of just how iconic he was perhaps lay in the tributes that were paid to him as the world mourned his sudden demise at age 57.

You had legendary Beatle Paul McCartney tweet:

Madonna, who had worked with him and even briefly dated him, tweeted:

President Barack Obama had this to say:

Actor-singer Will Smith said he had spoken with the musician just the night before:

Pop star Justin Timberlake tweeted:

Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson said:

Even Priyanka Chopra had this to say:

RIP Prince. And thank you for the music.