President Barack Obama Mourns Prince's Death: 'The World Lost a Creative Icon'

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President Barack Obama is mourning the death of Prince along with every other fan.

"Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince," the U.S. commander in chief said in a statement following the news that the 57-year-old music icon had died. "Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talents."

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"As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer," he continued.

Of course, Obama isn't the only one paying tribute to the late music legend. Several celebrities, including Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Madonna, took to social media to express their condolences.

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ET previously reported that Prince was found unresponsive at 9:43 a.m. at his Paisley Park Studios complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on Thursday. The investigation involving his death is still ongoing and an autopsy will be conducted on Friday.

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