Yesterday, the world lost Prince, a singular personality that's left a gaping hole in music. Tributes to the late artist quickly came pouring out on social media, as well as on Broadway. The cast of The Color Purple delivered a sweeping and chromatically-appropriate rendition of "Purple Rain."

A tribute to Prince by Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo and the cast of THE COLOR PURPLE.

Posted by The Color Purple Musical on Thursday, April 21, 2016

One commenter very accurately nailed how life-affirming this cover was, by saying, "I feel like I just attended church."

Hopefully it remains a permanent part of their show.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Hamilton, also gave Prince a sweet shout-out during their performance.

But perhaps the most moving tribute of them all was from Prince's biggest fan, Cheerios.


So thoughtful—no wonder there's a healthy breakfeast chockfull of whole grain oats in every bite! Cheerios has since wisely deleted the Tweet.

Sources: The Color Purple | Lin-Manuel Miranda