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By Daniela Franco

Gloria Estefan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the many influential Latinos who have been paying tribute on social media to the late great artist and award-winning songwriter Prince, after his publicist confirmed Thursday that he had died.

The announcement Thursday afternoon came a few hours after authorities in Carver County, Minnesota, responded to Prince's Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen.

Here are a few reactions:

Sheila E., the famous Latina drummer who was discovered by Prince, kept her message of mourning simple and direct.

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