After the deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, among other icons, we didn't think 2016 could get any worse.
But on Thursday afternoon, it was reported Prince died and our hearts were left broken once again.
Prince was a legendary musician of unparalleled talent. He was also a fantastic human being and perhaps one of the most widely loved individuals on the planet.
Once the news broke, countless musicians expressed their deep sadness over this tremendous loss.
Many are understandably devastated.
Other celebrities and public figures from a wide array of backgrounds also expressed how sad they are about this news.