The music world weeps. Chaka Khan, Boy George and Lenny Kravitz were just some of the many stars and fans to pay tribute to Prince following the news of his death.
As previously reported, Prince died at the age of 57 at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday, April 21. Earlier this month, the “Purple Rain” singer was rushed to the hospital and was reportedly battling the flu.
“I LOVED him, the world LOVED him. Now he’s at peace with his Father. Rest in power, @prince, my brother,” Khan, 63, captioned a throwback photo of herself with the late star.
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
Back in 2006, Prince and the “I’m Every Woman” singer performed together at the BET Awards. Additionally, one of Khan’s biggest hits was a cover of Prince’s 1979 song “I Feel For You.” She resurfaced the tune in 1984.
Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) April 21, 2016
Prince’s fellow ’80s icon Boy George, meanwhile, reposted Khan’s photo and shared his own sentiment. “Prince with Chaka Khan. So sad he has died. One of my most favorite musicians. Today sucks!” he captioned via Instagram. He added via Twitter: “Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!”
Like Khan, Lenny Kravitz — whose musical DNA is closely intertwined with The Purple One — has also shared the stage with Prince. “My musical brother… My friend… The one who showed me the possibilities within myself, changed everything, and kept his integrity until the end, is gone. I am heartbroken,” Kravitz, 51, captioned an Instagram photo on Thursday.
In 2014, Kravitz opened up about Prince during an interview with the Huffington Post. “I think it would be really interesting one day to put together a band. Like, [find] other people who may be solo artists, and put together a band and make an album,” he said at the time. “Prince would be one of them.”
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