Underneath the purple rain -- that's where we stood yesterday at the news that musician Prince Rogers Nelson died at just 57 years old. Suddenly, the world seemed bathed in purple as Prince's signature color cascaded throughout the Internet, across magazine covers and national monuments and everywhere in between. Like the artist himself, the tributes ranged from subtle and poignant to big and bold. Here are a few of our favorites.
NASA looked to the heavens.
A photo posted by Josue Barrera (@josuetankx) on Apr 22, 2016 at 8:50am PDT
Melbourne Arts Center Spire glowed purple.
Tributes spanned the globe like this one from fans in Australia.
Spotify snowed in April.
With most of his songs removed from its catalog, the service posted a condolence tweet.
Google doodled violet
We join the world in mourning the loss of a genius, a legend, and an inspiration to generations of artists and fans. pic.twitter.com/nd5OgLcRdl— Spotify (@Spotify) April 21, 2016
MTV mourned through this thing called life
? Prince Street ? pic.twitter.com/xlGtrwwgua— Signe Pierce (@sigggnasty) April 21, 2016
Pixar also paid purple tribute.
Pornhub even paying respects to Prince pic.twitter.com/8a0HJ6uRx1— Benjamin N (@ben666_) April 22, 2016
Meanwhile, at the New Orleans Superdome...
It was a stadium-sized gesture.
All of Buzzfeed
In honor of legendary music icon Prince, The Orlando Eye will be lit in purple this evening. pic.twitter.com/yMpG3bXabv— The Orlando Eye (@theorlandoeye) April 21, 2016