Lawmakers mourn, remember music icon Prince

Updated 10:52 PM EDT, Thu April 21, 2016

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Members of Minnesota congressional delegation, as well as governors and other politicians, remember Prince

The music icon died unexpectedly in Minnesota on Thursday

(CNN) —  

The President, governors, senators and other politicians took to social media Thursday to express their grief following the death of music icon Prince.

Prince was known for legendary 1980s singles, pioneering “the Minneapolis sound” and taking on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom. He died Thursday at age 57.

President Barack Obama called Prince a “creative icon” with a strong spirit as he offered prayers after the musician’s death.

“Today, the world lost a creative icon,” Obama said in a statement. “Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince.”

Gov. Scott Walker, of nearby Wisconsin, posted two tweets mourning the death of the artist.

“Wow. Growing up in the 80s, the music of Prince was a big deal. What a s