'[He] was a revolutionary artist,' Jagger wrote on Twitter

By Dana Getz
Updated April 21, 2016 at 08:34 PM EDT
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Among the celebrity tributes pouring in to remember Prince, who died Thursday at the age of 57, Mick Jagger has weighed in with his own kind words for the late pop icon.

“I am deeply shocked to hear of Prince’s passing,” the rocker wrote in a series of tweets Thursday afternoon. “Prince was a revolutionary artist, a great musician, composer, a wonderful lyricist, a startling guitar player…but most importantly, authentic in every way.”

Though the musicians operated in disparate genres — Jagger with the gritty rock & roll of The Rolling Stones, Prince with the glamorous funk pop he pioneered throughout his career — Jagger cites him as one of the most influential artists of the last three decades. “Prince’s talent was limitless. He was one of the most unique and talented artists of the last 30 years.”

View Jagger’s tweets below.