Mumford & Sons and The 1975 paid tribute to Prince at their gigs last night

Music icon passed away yesterday (April 21), aged 57

A host of musicians paid tribute to Prince at their live shows last night (April 21) following news of the music icon’s passing.

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 his death, Mumford and Sons covered ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at their concert in St Paul, Minnesota. Watch footage of that beneath.


The 1975, meanwhile, honoured Prince at their gig in Santa Barbara, California by projecting an image of the late star as a backdrop during their performance. Frontman Matty Healy later uploaded a photo of the tribute.

Also Mariah Carey dedicated ‘One Sweet Day’ to Prince in Paris, while Jennifer Hudson covered ‘Purple Rain’ during a Broadway rendition of The Colour Purple.


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.

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger also paid tribute to Prince following the star’s death.


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