Nicole Scherzinger, Prince

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Some of those close to Prince couldn't find the words to say about his death until now.

Last week, the world mourned the devastating loss of the legendary musician, who was found unresponsive in his Paisley Park elevator. And while millions of fans and famous friends spoke out to share their condolences, Prince's friend and fellow singer Nicole Scherzinger couldn't quite conjure up the right words to say until today.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer took to Instagram to share a black and white photo of the late artist sitting at the piano, with a lengthy and heartfelt tribute written about her dear friend.

"Its been a few days since our Prince has passed, but I needed some time to finally collect my broken heart and gather my thoughts...I've been fortunate enough to cross paths with some pretty special people throughout my life, but Prince, hands down, is the most phenomenal [or as we would've spelled it, fun-awe-man-all] human I've ever been blessed to know," she began.

Its been a few days since our Prince has passed, but I needed some time to finally collect my broken heart and gather my thoughts...I?ve been fortunate enough to cross paths with some pretty special people throughout my life, but Prince, hands down, is the most phenomenal [or as we would've spelled it, fun-awe-man-all] human I've ever been blessed to know. One cannot put into words the godly talent, power and magic he possessed- both on and off the stage. The world will remember him as the legendary musician, humanitarian and activist who united people through the universal language of music. But I will remember him as my dear friend, a brother, mentor and my inspiration. Through his integrity, Prince taught me the importance of being true to myself in this industry and through his wisdom and love, he has fueled my purpose and vision. Prince once told me, ?Anything we can think up, it can actually happen.? These words awaken and ignite the truth now more than ever. To quote from one of my favorite songs of his, ? sometimes it snows in April, sometimes I feel so bad, sometimes I wish life was never-ending, and all good things, they say, never last??though you are no longer with us, your Legacy remains forever. Rest in the Heavenly Kingdom, Prince.

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"One cannot put into words the godly talent, power and magic he possessed- both on and off the stage. The world will remember him as the legendary musician, humanitarian and activist who united people through the universal language of music. But I will remember him as my dear friend, a brother, mentor and my inspiration. Through his integrity, Prince taught me the importance of being true to myself in this industry and through his wisdom and love, he has fueled my purpose and vision."

She continued, "Prince once told me, 'Anything we can think up, it can actually happen.' These words awaken and ignite the truth now more than ever. To quote from one of my favorite songs of his, 'sometimes it snows in April, sometimes I feel so bad, sometimes I wish life was never-ending, and all good things, they say, never last'…though you are no longer with us, your Legacy remains forever. Rest in the Heavenly Kingdom, Prince."

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There has been much speculation about Prince's health since his death, as the cause remains under investigation. Much of it started earlier this month when he canceled a couple of concerts and later fell ill on a plane, prompting an emergency landing and a short hospitalization.

Prince "didn't have his regular color" and looked pale at his most recent meeting at a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in March, a source told E! News. Another source said he had been "sick" since his plane scare and that he was "very religious and adamant about not taking any sort of medication."

Prince's family and close loved ones attended a private gathering to mourn the iconic musician over the weekend. A rep later confirmed that his body was cremated on Friday.

"It was very somber, quiet. We were playing his songs, his music at a very low volume and it was hard to hear. Some songs were harder than others to listen to," Prince's former fiancée Sheila E told E! News. "Later on, we kind of said, ‘Wow. We could sit here for probably weeks or a month and listen to all the songs he recorded and not duplicate one song. You can't really say that with any other artist that has that much music. It was hard. A lot of crying, a lot of grieving."

She added that the event felt "more like a fellowship." 

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