Prince dies at the age of 57

Tributes pour in from the world of music via Twitter

Music icon Prince has passed at the age of 57, his publicist has confirmed.

Amassing a staggering number of UK Official Chart hits throughout his career - including one Number 1 and 15 Top 10s - the legendary musician was found dead in his Minnesota home earlier today (April 21).

MORE: View Prince's complete Official Charts singles and album history - see every hit single and album in chronological order, and where it charted in the UK.

Full name Prince Rogers Nelson, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2004, won seven Grammys, and even an Academy Award for Purple Rain.

In addition to singles success with the likes of pop classics 1999, When Doves Cry, and the chart-topping The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Prince also achieved 5 UK Number 1 albums and a further 14 Top 10s. The impressive back catalogue helped him sell over 100 million records worldwide.

The world of music has been left in shock that 2016 has claimed yet another pioneering icon.  Here are just a selection of Twitter reactions from Prince's peers and celebrity fans so far.