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...
When Doves Cry
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:
Saddened by Prince's death. Proud to have seen in the New Year with him. He seemed fine and played brilliantly funky music.— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) April 21, 2016
God bless this creative giant. Thanks Prince. Love X Paul— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) April 21, 2016
Madonna, who had worked with him and even briefly dated him, tweeted:
He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated. This is Not A Love Song. pic.twitter.com/x4JaSxRraC— Madonna (@Madonna) April 21, 2016
President Barack Obama had this to say:
"'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said—and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative." —President Obama— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2016
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:
We all sing together after all prince has truly touched us all! https://t.co/Rt5Bq1WxZm— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) April 22, 2016
Even Priyanka Chopra had this to say:
RIP Prince. And thank you for the music.