President Obama issued a statement on the passing of musician Prince on Thursday, calling him a "creative icon." "Michelle and I join millions of fans from around the world in mourning the sudden death of Prince," the statement read. "Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. As one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time, Prince did it all. Funk. R&B. Rock and roll. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer."