Skip to main content

Shock and sadness: Fans mourn Prince on social media

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

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

Next Up

image

Charges: Driver had been drinking at party before striking teens, killing one

The victims were walking home from Walmart at the time of the crash, according to court documents.

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 4.32.08 PM

State: Beltrami County Jail conditions present imminent risk of 'life-threatening harm'

The state is taking action to force changes at the Beltrami County Jail.

BrillyCarchiGoFundMe

Tributes to 15-year-old girl killed in Burnsville crash

The teenager was a student at Burnsville High School.

police lights

Charges: New Ulm couple abused young children with cruel punishments

Warning: The following contains upsetting details about child abuse.

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 1.18.29 PM

Boy reels in 9.5lb walleye, wins pickup truck at Brainerd ice fishing tourney

Contestants come from all over the country compete in the annual event held in Brainerd.

ArrowheadRace

Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon in northern MN kicks off in -25F temperatures

The race is considered one of the 50 most challenging races in the world.

Related