A fan pauses at a pop-up memorial outside the dance venue, First Avenue in Minneapolis.
The sad news of American singer Prince passing away unexpectedly on April 21, 2016 has been felt around the world. People on every continent have taken to social media to express their shock and sadness. Along with their condolences, everyone seems to point out the huge part this multi-talented artist played in their lives.
Be it “Purple Rain,” “Cream,” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” or “When Doves Cry,” everyone seems to have that one Prince song that brings back memories of youth and love. The artist has touched the hearts of millions. Here are some of the tributes made by his devoted fans globally.
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The New Yorker gave their cover a new look in honour of "Purple Rain."
The New Yorker
The Minnesota Twins baseball team remember the artist.
->**NASA showing the purple Nebula.**<-
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A purple nebula, in honor of Prince, who passed away today. <a href="https://t.co/7buFWWExMw">https://t.co/7buFWWExMw</a> <a href="https://t.co/ONQDwSQwVa">pic.twitter.com/ONQDwSQwVa</a></p>— NASA (@NASA) <a href="https://twitter.com/NASA/status/723233728747724800">April 21, 2016</a></blockquote>
The Orlando Eye shining bright.
The Orlando Eye
Google's doodle makes a virtual purple rain.
Hollywood remembers Prince.
Fans console each other outside the singer's compound in Minneapolis.
Messages written for the late singer outside the Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis.
->**A Minnesota bridge remembering the multi-talented artist.**<-
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The I-35W Bridge in Minnesota will be lit in purple tonight in honor of Prince. <a href="https://t.co/u4gj03m9ds">https://t.co/u4gj03m9ds</a> <a href="https://t.co/PEgmORrLjE">pic.twitter.com/PEgmORrLjE</a></p>— ABC News (@ABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ABC/status/723247696874639360">April 21, 2016</a></blockquote>
The Melbourne Arts Centre in Australia remembering Prince.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
DJ host Walter Q Bear Banks (left) is consoled by Shed G. Banks. Banks grew up with Prince.
The Hard Rock Cafe in New York displays the singer's lyrics.
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The City Hall building in Los Angeles, California lit up.
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->**New York commuters changed the station's name to remember the man.**<-