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Lady Gaga Pays Emotional Tribute to Prince: God ‘Needed You to Innovate in Heaven’

Lady Gaga paid tribute to Prince in an emotional Instagram message
Lady Gaga paid tribute to Prince in an emotional Instagram message.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Forever thankful. Lady Gaga became the latest celebrity to pay an emotional tribute to the late legendary performer Prince, sharing a heartfelt message via Instagram to the man she so admired.

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Posting an image of the singer, who died at his Paisley Park studio in Minnesota on Thursday, April 21, the "Born This Way" singer shared her thoughts on death as she paid tribute to one of her idols.

"I tend to believe that when we die our souls hover for at least a moment if not longer before they either rest or are recycled into the consciousness of an already living being or maybe a newborn baby," Gaga, 30, said as she pondered Prince's passing.

"Isn't it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death, and now after we will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond," she continued.

"Thank you for sharing your life with us Prince. Giving up your anonymity because you felt compelled to share your gift. We learned so much. You just found God early, he needed you upstairs to innovate in heaven."

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As Us Weekly reported previously, the singer's closest friends and family members gathered for a private memorial service at Paisley Park on Saturday, April 23.

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"A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye," the singer's rep told Us in a statement on Saturday. "Prince’s remains have been cremated and their final storage will remain private. We ask for your blessings and prayers of comfort for his family and close friends at this time. The cause of death remains unknown, and it will be at least four weeks before we receive the results of the autopsy. An announcement will be made at a future date for a musical celebration."

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