Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger pay tribute to Prince following star’s death

Jagger says Prince was 'one of the most unique and exciting artists of the last 30 years'

Members of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles have paid tribute to Prince, who passed away yesterday (April 21).

As reported, Prince was found dead by police at his Paisley Park home yesterday afternoon. He was 57. No cause of death has been stated. A post-mortem investigation will take place today (Friday).

Following news of the late music icon’s death, Paul McCartney took to Twitter to describe the star as a “creative giant”. Ringo Starr, meanwhile, wrote: “God bless Prince, we will all miss him. I still have my purple whistle. I will blow it tonight”. See those tweets beneath.

Mick Jagger also paid tribute to Prince, writing: “I am so saddened to hear of Prince’s passing. Prince was a revolutionary artist, a wonderful musician and composer.” He added: “Prince was an original lyricist and a startling guitar player. His talent was limitless… Prince was one of the most unique and exciting artists of the last 30 years.”

Rolling Stones bassist Ronnie Wood added: “I will miss a good friend who was so talented. He was such a great performer / guitar player. Sleep well Prince”.

Tributes to Prince have ranged far and wide with President Barack Obama stating “Today, the world lost a creative icon” and musicians including Madonna, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd and Katy Perry leading the tributes.