President Obama Prince Tribute: ‘World Lost A Creative Icon’
President Barack Obama paid tribute to Prince who died suddenly on Thursday morning in Minneapolis.
Obama wrote on his official Facebook:
Today, the world lost a creative icon. Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince. Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.
“A strong spirit transcends rules,” Prince once said — and nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his band, and all who loved him.
So sad right now. Prince touched so many lives. There’s no one quite like him. What a loss to all of us.