Atlanta celebs mourn Prince

CeeLo Green was in the audience last week when Prince performed his final concerts in Atlanta, and posted an image and cheerful message: "Of course we're at the Prince show! What do you think I am crazy?" Exactly one week later posted a message of heartbreak:

"I want to be delicate to not disturb Our Prince's peace and eternal rest," CeeLo posted Thursday. "I find myself being afraid now feeling alone in the world without him, for I believe that he was dealing directly with the Creator on our behalf. Ushering us a little closer towards salvation with each song. What I will miss most is that mediation with Our Master."

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CeeLo Green posted this image one week ago, from Prince's concert at the Fox Theatre.

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Atlanta celebs and stars with strong ties - like Samuel L. Jackson, a Morehouse man who spends a good bit of time here - are among the many mourning the loss of legendary artist Prince. Jackson's friend Kenny Leon, whose annual True Colors benefit he supports, lamented in a series of tweets:

Usher had just returned from a trip to Cuba when he heard the sad news:

Country star Travis Tritt and rapper Big Boi offered words of solace:

.. as did NBA great turned analyst and actor Shaquille O'Neal, who nows calls Atlanta home much of the time:



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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for