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By Ashley Gold, Genevieve Hassan and Nalina Eggert

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  1. 'Heart is broken'

    Actress Eva Longoria said on Instagram Prince's music would "live forever".

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    Quote Message: My heart is broken. My entire adolescence was filled with his music. There aren't many memories I have that doesn't involve one of his songs. He will be missed but his music will live forever.
  2. Police confirm death

    The Carver County Sheriff's Office has confirmed Prince's death on Twitter. The police department had previously withheld his identity until the next of kin was notified.  

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  3. Madonna pays tribute

    Quote Message: He changed the world!! A true visionary. What a loss. I'm devastated. This is not a love song.
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  4. Hometown tributes

    "Prince was un-apologetically different and he made it okay for his fans to be different and to celebrate their individuality," the mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges, has written. "His social conscience challenged us to look deeper than the skin color of our neighbors."

    The Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team tweeted in honour of Prince as well.

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  5. The Prince of fashion

    Prince's iconic and ever-evolving fashion sense has inspired many.

    How has Prince influenced your style and fashion? Share your photos via email haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk.

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  6. Style icons: Prince and David Bowie

    David Bowie and Prince

    Lee Trewhela, Cornish entertainment journalist, writing in the West Briton makes the connect between the two music legends.  

    Quote Message: Like Bowie, Prince made people question sexuality. Like Bowie, he had an innate sense of style. And while Bowie brought the funk to white man's music, Prince was clever enough to cross over unlike any other black artist of the time - even Jacko - by integrating rock guitar into soul, knocking down racial stereotypes in the process.” from Lee Trewhela
    Lee Trewhela
  7. Prince won an Oscar, too

    Prince won an Oscar for best original song score in 1985 for Purple Rain. Here's Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner presenting a very sparkly purple Prince with the award. 

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  8. Before he was famous

    The Hennepin County Library in Minnesota shared a photo of Prince in high school in 1974.

    Prince in his 1974 yearbook
    Image caption: Prince Rodgers Nelson in 1974
  9. 'An original who influenced so many'

    Prince
    Quote Message: Today, we remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time. Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his incredible work. from Neil Portnow President/CEO The Recording Academy
    Neil PortnowPresident/CEO The Recording Academy
  10. 'Greatest guitar plays of our time'

    Travis Barker, the drummer of US rock band Blink-182 hailed Prince as "a musical genius".

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    Quote Message: Rest in peace to one of my favorite artists of all time. Haven't loved an artist as long or as consistently as I have Prince. My dream was to one day collaborate with him or play drums for him. He use to come watch #DJAM and I play.
    Quote Message: Those nights went down as some of my favourite. I taught my kids about him from a very young age and has always stayed a favorite in our family, we even got to see him play a couple times together. Sad day, we lost one of the funkiest and most inspiring artists of our time. One of the greatest guitars players of our time. To me he was truly a musical genius, a true original.
  11. Statement from Prince's management

    A spokeswoman for the singer has told the BBC:

    Quote Message: It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.
    Quote Message: There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.
  12. By Mark Savage

    Music reporter

    Prince performs during the halftime show of the NFL's Super Bowl XLI in Miami, Florida. Photo: February 2007

    Prince - a musical prodigy from a broken home - was unstoppable in the studio, but the magic really happened on stage, recalls BBC entertainment writer Mark Savage.

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