‘My Heart is Broken Today’: Celebrity Chefs Pay Tribute to Prince on Social Media


Prince Rogers Nelson, known as Prince, died today at the age of 57. The musician who had a long and legendary career is being mourned all over the world. Celebrity chefs have taken to Instagram to express their condolences:

Joe Bastianich


So so sad. Im not even sure what say #goodbyeprince #musicology

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Marc Forgione


RIP. Thank you for your beautiful gifts. Tonight in his honor, we will be playing only #prince at all of my restaurants.

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Michael Symon


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Giada DeLaurentiis


Best concert I’ve ever seen! #RIP #Prince

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#Prince #thisisasign

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Amanda Freitag


I’m in shock… Tragic loss of an incredibly talented artist. “Nothing compares to U..” #prince

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Padma Lakshmi


I just heard the tragic news that my favorite and the most influential artist of all time just died. I am so saddened and shocked. Devastated. I always thought I would see him again soon and often. I can’t believe he has been taken from the world. I had the gift of seeing him not only live but playing for me at arms length. He was generous, funny and kind. He was one of a kind, and there is no one like him. Along with Michael Jackson he literally wrote the soundtrack to my adolescence. I love you so much my God of music, and I hope you are at peace in the heavens somewhere. My heart is broken today. I can’t believe I will never see you again. #Prince you will always will be my favorite musician and performer of all time. My condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

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Andrew Carmellini



Graham Elliot


“Speechless” #prince #RIP #RIPprince

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Tyler Florence


Pure, unfiltered Genius. R.I.P. Prince #Revolution

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Sunny Anderson



Scott Conant


#ripprince #sadness

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Andrew Zimmern



Alex Guarnaschelli


Rest in peace Prince. I can’t believe it. Words can’t say how much inspiration I’ve always gotten from this great musician.

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