As the world continues to mourn Prince after his sudden death, celebrities have been offering their condolences and sharing their memories of the legendary musician on social media. Justin Timberlake, in particular, has been very open about his grief, and he paid tribute to Prince in an emotional message.
"It was Raspberry Beret. I was 4 years old. Yes, 4. I remember that I instantly loved it. 'Mommy, who is that singing?' Seems weird but it's true," Timberlake wrote. "They say don't meet your idols... That they let you down. But, some of my greatest, funniest (yes, he was hilarious), and most prolific encounters and conversations about music came from the moments that I spent with him. It would be silly to say that he has inspired our music... It's beyond that.
He's somewhere within every song I've ever written.
I am sad, but I will smile when I think of every second that I had the fortune of being in his company. We have lost our greatest living musician. But his music will never die."
Read Timberlake's full message below.