Prince, who passed away Thursday at 57, had his share of moments in the sports limelight. The Minneapolis native was a Minnesota sports fan and he was the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

The sports world paid tribute to Prince on social media:

One of my favorites gone! This hurts man. #RIP #dovescrying

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#RIPPrince (Photo Credit: Tim Clary, February 8, 1998)

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Rip Prince

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Rest In Peace, Prince. #SB41 : Chris O'Meara/AP

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