'He was truly magical'
Andrew Trendell
08:29 26th April 2016

Kate Bush has joined the chorus of the world in mourning Prince, penning a beautiful tribute to her friend and collaborator following his death.  

The 'Kiss' and 'Purple Rain' sensation was found dead at his Minnesota home last week - before it emerged that he had been awake and working for six days straight prior to his death, as well as potentially being on the same painkillers that killed Michael Jackson. 

Now, the 'Hounds Of Love' icon has taken to her website to remember Prince. 

 "I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince," she wrote. "He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I've seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince."

Bush and Prince worked together her 1993 album, The Red Shoes on the song 'Why Should I Love You'. She also lent backing vocals to his album, Emancipation.  

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Audio has since emerged of Prince's final show, which took place just a week before his death

Meanwhile, Prince's body was cremated at a private service with family - meeting his request that there be 'no drama' following his death.