Social media explodes as Prince tributes mark death of music icon

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  • Friday, 22 Apr 2016

Prince performs on the main stage during Budapest's Sziget music festival on an island in the Danube River August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

The sudden death of music legend Prince sent shockwaves through social media on April 21, as masses of Twitter users flooded the site to express their heart-felt emotions. 

Actors, musicians and celebrities quickly jumped on social media, sending tributes and messages of sadness as news of the singer's death hit media outlets. 

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