Prince was found dead on Thursday (April 21) — unexpected news which has shocked the world, including the country music world.

Prince was just 57 years old when he was found dead at home in Minnesota. Singers reached out via social media with words of remembrance, awe and thankfulness for the "Purple Rain" singer and his legacy.

Shania Twain, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton and many more artists reacted on Twitter. Some simply wrote "RIP," while others talked about what a "sad day" it was to lose someone who greatly impacted the world of music.

Click through the gallery above to see how country artists paid their respects to the legendary "Kiss" icon, Prince.

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