President Barack Obama remembers Prince as a ‘creative icon’

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

President Barack Obama is lamenting the loss of a “creative icon” with the death of rock superstar Prince.

In a statement, the president called Prince “one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time.”

Obama also said “nobody’s spirit was stronger, bolder or more creative” than Prince’s.

The 57-year-old musician was found dead Thursday at his home in a Minneapolis suburb. Sheriff’s deputies say they found Prince unresponsive in an elevator after they were summoned to the scene for a medical call.

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