Celebs share their heartbreak over Prince, dead at 57

Last Updated Apr 21, 2016 11:24 PM EDT

Celebrities are fans, too -- and when it comes to Prince, many are super fans.

In the wake of the larger-than-life pop icon's death at 57, celebrities are sharing their heartbreak on social media. Prince, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died at his Paisley Park residence outside Minneapolis this morning, a publicist confirmed to CBS News.

His music helped define the 1980s but he didn't stop there, touching generations of fans over a three-decade career that was still going strong at the time of his death.

"Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes was among the first to express sorrow about his loss on Twitter:

Fellow music icon Paul McCartney:


Musician Alicia Keys:

Singer and actress Rose McGowan evoked Prince's famous lyrics:


Pop star Justin Timberlake:


Pop star Katy Perry:

"Girls" creator, director and actress Lena Dunham:

The cast of Broadway's "The Color Purple," including star Jennifer Hudson, paid tribute to Prince after the show's Thursday night performance. A video of their performance can be seen here:

Singer-songwriter Kelly Price:


Actress Hailee Steinfeld:


Actress Olivia Munn:


Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres:

Singer MC Hammer:

Prince played his final show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta earlier this month, on April 14.

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