Prince Rogers Nelson died in his Minnesota home on Thursday. He was 57.
The unquestioned king of rock music, Prince personified what it meant to be cool across multiple generations. His music touched many, regardless of background.
After the news of Prince’s death, many athletes and others in the sports world reacted on Twitter.
R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone to soon— SHAQ (@SHAQ) April 21, 2016
Lost another Minnesota legend. RIP Prince.— Cole Aldrich (@colea45) April 21, 2016
i can't believe this ....... RIP Prince— Nick Young (@NickSwagyPYoung) April 21, 2016
RIP PRINCE— Jabari Parker (@JabariParker) April 21, 2016
RIP to the legend Prince! Minnesota's very own.. You will be missed!— Tyus Jones (@Tyusjones06) April 21, 2016
Damn man. RIP Prince. That's crazy— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) April 21, 2016
This is so tragic. First MJ and now Prince! Two icons gone too soon!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 21, 2016
To the man I named my son after RIP to the great Prince— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) April 21, 2016
Prince himself was no stranger to sports, having competed on his high school basketball team.