The death of Prince came as a total shock to the world, but few were likely as taken aback by his passing than Will Smith. The actor revealed in a personal Facebook tribute to the rock icon that he had spoken to Prince the night before he died.
"I am stunned and heartbroken," Smith wrote next to a photo of the musician playing guitar in his 1980s heyday. "I just spoke with him last night."
"Today, Jada & I mourn with all of you the loss of a beautiful poet, a true inspiration and one of the most magnificent artists to ever grace this earth," the Concussion star continued. Jada Pinkett Smith also posted her own thoughts on Facebook, calling Prince a "genius artist" and adding, "He showed me early the power of living one's life by one's own rules and no one else's."
So sad, but we will always honor his legacy.
Watch Prince give a speech at the BET Awards, below:
(Photos from left: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images, AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian/ File)
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