Lady Gaga arrives on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / JEAN BAPTISTE
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After the news of Prince’s death on Thursday (April 21), Lady Gaga mourned his passing on social media. 

On Saturday (April 23), Gaga tweeted, “Gonna miss u man, thank u 4 all u gave to music and the world.” That wasn’t all that she had to say. The following day, she took to Instagram for a longer, more spiritual tribute to the late iconic figure. “Isn’t it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death,” Gaga wrote.

Read her full statement below. 

“I tend to believe that when we die our souls hover for at least a moment if not longer before they either rest or are recycled into the consciousness of an already living being or maybe a newborn baby. Isn't it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death, and now after we will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond. Thank you for sharing your life with us Prince. Giving up your anonymity because you felt compelled to share your gift. We learned so much. You just found God early, he needed you upstairs to innovate in heaven.”