Words like "legendary" and "icon" are often applied to musician Prince, who died Thursday at his studios in Minnesota.
It's easy to see why, as grieving fans came out in droves to memorials that sprung up all across the US and around the world. It's an understatement to say Prince had a huge impact with his music, but not just in rock, R&B, jazz, funk and pop, but also as a person that fans connected with on so many levels.
Here's just a sample of the outpouring of grief as fans paid tribute to the singer.
(The Omni Hotel in Las Vegas.)
Purple Rain Space Needle pic.twitter.com/zP4W64Cid9— Bill Schrier (@billschrier) April 22, 2016
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Here's the New Yorker magazine.
Even apps and websites paid their respects.
Is the Guardian's weather page today the coolest Prince tribute of them all? pic.twitter.com/g35hYHm1lw— Richard Orford (@Richard_Orford) April 22, 2016
And the cast of "The Color Purple" on Broadway also paid tribute to Prince during their performance Thursday night in New York.
So did the cast of Hamilton.