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As the world continues to mourn the death of Prince, Lady Gaga paid her respects with a statement on Instagram.

“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,” she wrote on Sunday. “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.”

She continued, “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.”

Gaga also tweeted a link to Prince’s “Sign O’ the Times,” in addition to lyrics. “Gonna miss u man, thank u 4 all u gave to music,” she wrote.

Bruce Springsteen, Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band, Mariah Carey, Stephen Colbert, and Ellie Goulding are among the celebrities paying tribute to the late icon, as more celebrations of Prince’s life are planned.