Prince, the music legend known for hits like "Purple Rain," "Little Red Corvette," and "Raspberry Beret," was found dead at his studio compound in Minneapolis on Thursday at age 57.
Upon the news of his death, tributes to the genre-defying musician flooded broadcast media. On social sites like Facebook and Twitter, celebrities and fans shared their thoughts, prayers, and memories of Prince, all agreeing that his impact on American culture was hard to overstate.
Gathered below are 12 iconic images of Prince from throughout his career:
In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album — soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy," and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Rock singer Prince sings to a full house on the first of two nights at New York's Madison Square Garden, Aug. 3, 1986. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani)
Guests listen to Prince music as a slide show flashes images of the artist above the stage during a memorial dance party at the First Avenue nightclub on April 21, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Prince performs at the 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival at the Superdome on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
American musician Prince wears a wig, sunglasses, and a false goatee as a disguise with the opening act of The 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Musician Prince performs on stage at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 19, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Inductee Prince performs following George Harrison's induction at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 19th Annual Induction Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 15, 2004 in New York City. (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Musician Prince performs the Chaka Khan tribute onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Guests dance to Prince music as a slide show flashes images of the artist above the stage during a memorial dance party at the First Avenue nightclub on April 21, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Prince's star adorns the wall at First Avenue as a memorial grew Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Minneapolis, where the pop super star Prince often performed. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
A rainbow appears over Paisley Park near a memorial for Prince, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Chanhassen, Minnesota. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)
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