Coverage of Prince's death will be continuing for the rest of the day on BBC News.
Thank you for sending us your tributes throughout the day on email and Twitter, before we bring this live page to a close here are a few more we've received this morning:
Prince has been in my life since I was 10 years old - I felt in love with him immediately the first time I heard his song on the radio in Poland (in 1990).
Most of Prince's albums where not available in Poland when I was young, but I travelled a lot with my mum all over Europe and found his CDs - I was sooooo happy then. His music is a soundtrack to my life.
I've also learned English through his songs. I understood him - his weirdness - because I was the same.
The night before I saw Prince at the NEC in Birmingham (Diamonds & Pearls), it was rumoured he was going to play an after-show at a club in town. I raced down there and was second in line. I was sooooo excited that I was going to be in the front row of a tiny, intimate Prince show.
The evening went on and he didn't show and eventually the club management told us he wasn't coming. No one in that line wanted to hear it and we all held on desperately to the hope that he might change his mind. They had to call the police to move us on in the end.
The second time I saw Prince live was a totally different gig, at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Rather than a big arena show, it was stripped back and pared down, no gimmicks and no New Power Generation. For the majority of the set it was just him and a piano on stage, mostly playing songs I didn't know (and I owned everything he'd ever recorded).
It was still electrifying and memorable, testament to the remarkable performer and songwriter he was. I am just devastated at the news of his death.
The word “genius” is ridiculously over-used in this day and age, but if you look up that word in the dictionary there’ll be a picture of a little man called Prince there beside it. No-one deserves that accolade more than he does. No-one.
Today I lost a friend...a friend I never met but whose music got me through the hardest times and inspired me to learn to play guitar. I love you Prince.