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Celebs Remember Prince on 1-Year Anniversary of His Death

by Tina Smithers Peckham 6:43 PM PDT, April 21, 2017
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Hollywood fans and friends alike took to social media on Friday to remember a pop music icon.

Prince, who died of an accidental drug overdose last April at age 57, heavily influenced the world of music with his groundbreaking pop songs and performances. Celebrities honored the late "Purple Rain" singer one year after his tragic, untimely death via a slew of Instagram posts and tweets adorned with the #RIPPrince hashtag.

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Film director Spike Lee shared a photo of his "most prized possession" -- a gold guitar in the shape of the Prince symbol -- alongside the words, "This guitar will be handed down through generations of the Lee's (will be put in my will)."

Fellow GRAMMY-winning singer and longtime fan Usher posted a portrait of The Purple One with a purple umbrella rain emoji, one that many stars shared, including actress Taraji P. Henson and singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe. This isn't the first time many of these celebs have paid tribute to the superstar -- Usher joined Major Lazer for a cover of "1999" at last year's Coachella music festival, while Monáe performed a medley of Prince tracks at last year's BET Awards.

Endless sauce. R.I.P. Purple One. Can't believe it's been a year. ☔️#RIPPrince

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Unforgettable actress Rosario Dawson posted a series of #RIPPrince Instagram posts including an iconic quote and a snapshot of a rainy day in New York City, while Salma Hayek shared a collage of images dedicated to the singer.

Sometimes It Snows In April... #RIParadisePrince #RIPeaceCharlieMurphy ..... #RickJamesBiatch #PancakesVsBlouses...!!!

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Purple Rain in NYC in honor of his majesty Prince and his Purple Reign... #LegendsNeverDie

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Several famous faces shared their love and remembrance on social media via portraits and action shots.

‪We lost another #icon a year ago today! #Prince we will always love you! #RIPPrince #PurpleRain ‬

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While others, like Paula Abdul and Questlove, posted simple tweets and videos.

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