Sean Merriman, web editor, April 21, 2016

Today marks a sad day in the music world as the artist known as Prince has passed away at the age of 57.

The news hit hard across the world as many took to Twitter to express their sadness and disbelief.

That included many Big Ten athletes, who posted their thoughts on Twitter once the news broke this afternoon.

Here is a look at current and former Big Ten athletes and coaches reacting to the news.

This shows what a well-respected individual and brilliant music icon Prince was.

RIP Prince.