So many artists have benefited from Prince's genre-defying, boundary-breaking legacy. His lasting impact on the music industry may be incalculable, but the seemingly endless tributes to his genius make one thing clear: he will never be forgotten.
Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to pay her respects to the music icon, sharing a beautifully worded dedication on Instagram Sunday.
"I tend to believe that when we die our souls hover for at least a moment if not longer before they either rest or are recycled into the consciousness of an already living being or maybe a newborn baby," she wrote. "Isn't it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death, and now after we will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond. Thank you for sharing your life with us Prince. Giving up your anonymity because you felt compelled to share your gift. We learned so much. You just found God early, he needed you upstairs to innovate in heaven."
Earlier that day, Gaga also tweeted out a video of Prince performing "Sign O' the Times" and an all-too-relevant lyric from the R&B classic.
Gaga's message may be one of the most moving yet, but let's just put the kibosh on the awards show tribute performance she's probably already planning.