Las Vegas is mourning the loss of legendary music artist Prince today. He performed concerts in Vegas several times and even had a six-month residency at the Rio in 2006-2007.
Prince fans have been going to see the tribute show, “Purple Reign,” in Vegas for years. The show posted today, “One of the great lights of our world has moved on to the next. You will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace our beautiful Prince.”
“Legends in Concert,” a show that also features a Prince tribute artist, released this statement today: “Legends in Concert is shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of musical icon Prince. His legacy will live on in our hearts forever through his incredible artistry and innovations in music…All of our Legends in Concert performances will be dedicated today to the memory of Prince, one of the greatest Legends of all time.”
Las Vegas will pay tribute to Prince downtown tonight on the Fremont Street Experience with special shows on the Viva Vision canopy after each light show.
Prince was loved by his fans and by other entertainers. Many Las Vegas headliners and shows were shocked by the news today and took to social media to express their sadness:
Terribly saddened by the devastating news… He truly is a legend and a hero of mine. RIP #prince
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) April 21, 2016
I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories,
I will miss him. #Prince
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) April 21, 2016
Here’s to one of the strongest spirits the world has ever known We will miss you forever, Prince. pic.twitter.com/vEGAd0HLxS
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) April 21, 2016
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) April 21, 2016
Genius, legend, inspiration, friend.
The world will miss you.
I’ll never get over it. pic.twitter.com/RXIZdfGNPw
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 21, 2016
The entertainment world has lost another icon. The great musician Prince passed away at far too young an age. Goodnight Sweet Prince, #RIP
— Terry Fator (@terryfator) April 21, 2016
Prince. Oh man. Oh fuck. This has been a rough year.
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) April 21, 2016
We all gotta go sometime but this is heavy. Rest in funk and good music to a real legend RIP Prince.
— Dizzy Wright (@DizzyWright) April 21, 2016
— Donny Osmond (@donnyosmond) April 21, 2016
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) April 21, 2016
Prince???? This is awful news. 🙁
— Frankie Moreno (@frankiemoreno) April 21, 2016
I will never forget Prince surprising me for my birthday in Vegas. Thank you forever, Sir.
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) April 21, 2016
— Carrot Top (@RealCarrotTop) April 21, 2016
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) April 21, 2016
RIP Prince..So bummed!!! supposed to hook up with him on Lookin for a fight Minn but he was in Europe. Amazin artist pic.twitter.com/Hh8e2juR7b
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 21, 2016
— Sexxy Show (@sexxyshow) April 21, 2016
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) April 21, 2016