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Shock and sadness: Fans mourn Prince on social media

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Social media was flooded with emotional posts reacting the death of Prince Thursday morning. There were more than 2 million tweets about the Minnesota native and influential musician within an hour of his publicist announcing his death, a sign of how much of an impact he had.

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/723241770411122688

We've compiled some of the most notable posts for you here:

Fellow Minnesotans

https://www.facebook.com/senatoralfranken/posts/997533260332556

https://twitter.com/JustinNXT/status/723201611296858113

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeFVVCBbX5/?tagged=prince

https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer/status/723200794946727936

https://twitter.com/andrewzimmern/status/723200282616827904

https://twitter.com/gretchney/status/723202146687016960

https://twitter.com/hutsy81/status/723201506317496320

Musicians mourned the loss as well

https://twitter.com/Hozier/status/723205839771832320

https://twitter.com/jtimberlake/status/723200946050736128

https://twitter.com/SimplyRedHQ/status/723201365800030210

https://twitter.com/allen_stone/status/723204300713893888

https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/723205494639198208

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeKphxDENb/?taken-by=palomafaith

Celebrities weighed in

Comedian Amy Schumer has a show at Target Center Thursday night:

https://twitter.com/amyschumer/status/723209974046965760

https://twitter.com/TheRock/status/723205420525989889

https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/723201454840897536

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeL0HfChdH/?tagged=prince

https://twitter.com/oliviawilde/status/723206115660451841

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeGfq3LGyY/

https://twitter.com/whatupcal/status/723201521844916224

As did companies

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeKE5NsvvR/?tagged=prince

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEeJ_L-p8cY/?tagged=prince

https://twitter.com/Caribou_Coffee/status/723208023632695297

https://twitter.com/KlipschAudio/status/723202355034890240

https://twitter.com/marieclaire/status/723217682225598465

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