Sheena Easton Pays Emotional Tribute to Prince: 'It Is Impossible to Imagine Him Not Being Here'

04/21/2016 AT 08:25 PM EDT



Sheena Easton is joining the many stars who are mourning the loss of iconic singer-songwriter, Prince.

"It is impossible to imagine him not being here," Easton – who worked with the seven-time Grammy winner on songs including, "The Arms of Orion" and "U Got the Look" – said in a statement released to PEOPLE.

She continued: "The world of music was forever changed the day he picked up his guitar. His talent was breathtaking, his heart was kind, and all of us have been blessed to have had a glimpse into this sweet and magical soul."



Sheena Easton Pays Emotional Tribute to Prince: 'It Is Impossible to Imagine Him Not Being Here'| Prince, Sheena Easton

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The "Purple Rain" singer was found dead at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Carver County's Sheriff Office, which is currently investigating the circumstances of his death. He was 57.
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