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Prince's fans mourn the death of a pop culture icon

It's challenging to know what to do when a cultural icon you love dies — and sometimes the best place to find solace is Twitter. 

After learning of Prince's death early this afternoon, fans expressed their grief and confusion all over the web. 

Near the Paisley Park Estate, where Prince died, cars lined up for miles.

Here's direct video of the scene:

At First Avenue in Minneapolis, where Prince debuted "Purple Rain," fans laid flowers and celebrated his legacy. 

On Twitter, fans of every age and background came together to express their love, all in 140 characters.

And on Instagram, fans let Prince's own words do the grieving. 

Repost of @vquotes__ RIP Prince 🙏

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