The music world has suffered a tremendous loss with the death of Prince at the age of 57. The musician was a tremendous talent whose music transcended genre labels, pulling elements from pop, R&B and soul as well as rock.

As expected, the music world has begun responding to the death of the entertainer, first beginning with shock. Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was among the first to respond, echoing the sentiments of many with a simple repeated hashtag "#Pleasedontbetrue."

Prince's plane made an emergency landing in Illinois and he was rushed to the hospital while suffering symptoms from the flu. After he was treated, he flew home three hours later to rest and recover. At press time, an official cause of death has not been revealed.

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