Celebrities react to the news of Prince's death on Twitter. Above: Prince at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 22. Getty Images

The world lost an immeasurably talented musician on Thursday. Prince, renowned for his award-winning music and performances, was found dead at his home/studio, dubbed Paisley Park, in Minneapolis. He was 57.

Reactions to the news began pouring in along with the earliest reports from TMZ, which reported that an unidentified body had been found inside the mansion. Fans and celebrities alike crossed their fingers that the deceased was not Prince, only to find out that it was, in fact, the “Little Red Corvette” singer. Twitter and Instagram have since been flooded with gut-wrenching responses to the loss.

Prince's exact cause of death remains unclear. He is not known to have been battling any sort of life-threatening illness, though he was hospitalized earlier this week. The Grammy Award winner's publicist has said that last week Prince's plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, to allow doctors to examine him. He was reportedly diagnosed with the flu and sent home within hours.