— -- The death of pop superstar Prince at the age of 57 shocked the world today.
After the music icon was found dead in his Minnesota compound, Paisley Park, dozens of famous faces and millions of fans took to social media to express grief over the loss of the "Purple Rain" singer.
To many, his death seemed to come out of nowhere; his latest performance was last Saturday night.
Here is a timeline Prince's last days:
Thursday, April 14:
Prince performed what would be his final show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta at 10 p.m.
Singer Janelle Monáe was in the crowd and tweeted praise for the performance after the concert ended.
Friday, April 15:
Hours after the show, Prince was traveling by private jet. The plane had to make an emergency landing in Quad City, Illinois due to his health complication. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.
About 8:30 a.m. the following morning, Prince tweeted to a fan that he was still on a "cloud of purple intoxication."
Prince's representative later told People the singer had been battling the flu for weeks and was resting at home.
Saturday, April 16:
Prince threw a 10 p.m. dance party at Paisley Park as a thank you for the good weather, love and support, he tweeted. He did not perform, but took to the stage to address his fans and show off his new guitar and piano, both purple.
The icon re-tweeted a fan who said the hospitality was "2nd to none."
After the party, titled "Paisley Park after Dark," Prince posted a candid photos of attendees dancing.
Sunday, April 17:
Prince tweeted to a fan who attended his Atlanta concert that he had "barely slept" since that night. In the tweet, he used the hashtag #FeelingRejuvenated.
Monday, April 18:
Prince posted his last tweet on Monday at 3:34 p.m. from Chanhassen, Minnesota. In the tweet, Prince included a promotional photo for his latest tour, "Piano and a Microphone" with a link to an independent music store chain Electric Fetus.
Thursday, April 21:
Prince's body was discovered in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the Carver County Sheriff's Office told ABC news in a statement. He was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.
His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, released a statement confirming his death:
"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," Noel-Schure said. "There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."
Fans created a makeshift memorial at Paisley Park in Prince's honor.
The sign at the Prince Steet subway station in Manhattan was changed to "Prince RIP."