Entrepreneurs expressed their sadness at the passing of Prince's death through their tweets, calling him an idol, a visionary, and a creative genius.
Mark Cuban says he grew up listening to Prince music and regretted never introducing himself to him. The billionaire investor tweeted his surprise at the news of the singer's death on Thursday.
In a tribute to the "Purple Rain" singer, the Dallas Mavericks owner asked to have Prince songs played at the American Airlines Center before the start of the NBA playoff game last night.
Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Tony Robbins, who did get to meet Prince, spoke about his memories with the singer.
I'll never forget the party Prince put on for us at his home in 1994 after NBA All Star Game! Creativity unleashed.. wild times! RIP brother-- Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) April 21, 2016
Robbins also spoke on a more serious note, tweeting about the lessons we can learn from the singer's life.
"A strong spirit transcends rules!" Prince taught us all the authenticity is everything. Don't try to be like anyone else..Be your true self-- Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) April 21, 2016
VaynerMedia owner Gary Vaynerchuk said he was also upset about the news and linked to a picture of Prince's cover art playing to "Little Red Corvette" from the album "The Very Best of Prince."
Actress and The Honest Company founder Jessica Alba called Prince a pioneer and a legend, and included a slideshow with pictures of the singer's career backed to his song, "When Doves Cry."
On Thursday night, filmmaker and entrepreneur Spike Lee, who was friends with the singer, held a street party in Brooklyn in honor of Prince.