"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."
"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.
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.