Hillary Clinton Mourns the Loss of 'American Original' Prince

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Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on Feb. 19, 1985 in Inglewood, Calif.

Hillary Clinton was just as "stunned" as you were by the death of Prince at age 57 on Thursday (April 21).

During interviews on the campaign trail, as she runs for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming presidential election, Clinton spoke with Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM not long after she learned of the pop icon's untimely death.

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"I came out of an event in Hartford, Connecticut, and people told me, and I was so stunned," she said. "You think of him as being almost eternal. I mean he was a bigger-than-life personality, he was not only a songwriter and a singer but literally a one-man band. He was such a great showman. I just was so, so sad. And I just want everybody to spend some time reflecting on this American original. He was so extraordinary."

Listen to her words about Prince bellow:

Clinton's daughter Chelsea also spoke out about Prince, quoting a tweet from Katy Perry earlier Thursday.