The world lost an icon yesterday, and celebs like Will Smith are taking to social media to express their heartwarming sentiments about Prince’s passing. See what the actor and musician had to say.
Like many, Will Smith, 47, is grieving for Prince, who passed away at the young age of 57 on April 21. The Suicide Squad actor posted an emotional tribute to Prince on Facebook, expressing his disbelief and gratitude towards the singer. Check it out here.
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Will Smith spoke with Prince just a day before the singer’s death, and he shared this message on April 21: “I am stunned and heartbroken. I just spoke with him last night,” Will wrote on his Facebook page. “Today, Jada & I mourn with all of you the loss of a beautiful poet, a true inspiration, and one of the most magnificent artists to ever grace this earth.” It’s so strange to think that this was one of Prince’s last conversations ever, and we can only wonder what it was about.
Prince’s death came a few days after his private plane had to make an emergency landing on his way home from his last show in Atlanta, Georgia. He was found in an elevator in his Minnesota residence, and police performed emergency CPR but were unable to save the singer. Prince was suffering from an unknown illness, though he maintained a brave face for his last few shows on his Piano & A Microphone Tour.
As the world reels from the loss of such a legend, celebrities and fellow musicians are performing tributes to Prince and explaining what he meant to them. Keep checking back at HollywoodLife.com for exclusive updates as the story develops.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Will’s message to Prince?