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Prince died Thursday at the age of 57, and many, from fellow music legends to the president, expressed immense sadness over the loss.

Here's a look back at Prince's life and the tributes that poured in and the week's other top news — in the form of five charts:

1. Music Icon Prince Dead at 57

Fans remembered the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on Thursday night with purple tributes, dance parties and messages of grief on social media following the pop maestro's sudden death at 57. The Grammy-winning artist was discovered slumped in an elevator at his estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and pronounced dead at the scene at 10:07 a.m. (11:07 a.m. ET) on Thursday. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy Friday but test results could take weeks.

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2. Trump, Clinton Win Big in New York Primaries

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won decisive victories Tuesday in New York's presidential primaries, cementing their leads in the delegate race. The Clinton victory — by a decisive double-digit margin — interrupted Bernie Sanders' eight-contest winning streak and blocked a key opportunity for Sanders to eat into Clinton's large pledged delegate lead. Meanwhile, Trump's win means Cruz no longer has a path to victory by winning pledged delegates alone, the real estate mogul is still in the fight of his life to win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

3. More than 500 People Killed in Ecuador Quake

More than 500 people were killed and 2,500 injured when a magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador Saturday. The majority of the dead have been identified and returned to loved ones, the Attorney General's Office said. At least 11 foreigners, including one American, were among those killed. President Rafael Correa said it could cost as much as $3 billion — about 3 percent of Ecuador's gross domestic product — to rebuild.

4. Obama Visits Saudi Arabia in Attempt to Quell Tensions

Obama sought to ease tensions with Saudi Arabia during a trip there this week. The ally has felt beset by regional unrest and anxiety over American legislative efforts to help victims' families hold the Saudis accountable for the Sept. 11 attacks. Obama administration officials said the legislation did not come up in the meeting between the president and Saudi Arabia's King Salman because both leaders are on the same page in disagreeing with the Senate bill. They also agree that 28 pages from a 2002 congressional investigation — which those families and some lawmakers believe implicate the Saudis in the 9/11 attacks — should be declassified.

5. Tubman to Replace Jackson on $20 Bill

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman is replacing President Andrew Jackson on front of the new $20 bill (Jackson will be moved the the back). Meanwhile, on the back of the $10, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul — suffragists who fought to give women the right to vote — will be added. "I'm very excited by it and I think it's much bigger than just honoring one woman," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told NBC News. "This is about saying that our money is going to tell a much bigger part of our story."