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President Obama Wrote An Extremely Touching Tribute To Prince


When icons like Prince die, everyone feels it, even presidents.

On Thursday afternoon, in the hours after it was announced Prince died, President Obama wrote a touching tribute to the dynamic musician.

The president said,

When the leader of the free world takes time out of his busy schedule to talk about the death of a celebrity, you know he or she was an individual who had an immense impact on society.

Prince's influence on music and culture was immeasurable. He will be sorely missed.

Read President Obama's full statement on Prince's passing below.