Sherilyn Fenn Says Prince Changed Her Life: 'I Will Miss Him Greatly'

04/21/2016 AT 05:00 PM EDT

After they briefly dated in the '80s, Sherilyn Fenn stayed friends with Prince. Now, the Twin Peaks actress is paying tribute to the late legend.

"Prince inspired me," she tells PEOPLE exclusively. "He changed my life. I will miss him greatly. There will only ever be one Prince."

The iconic singer-songwriter and seven-time Grammy winner was found dead at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, according to the Carver County's Sheriff Office, which is currently investigating the circumstances of his death.





"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," his publicist confirmed. "There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

His rep last week confirmed to PEOPLE the singer had been battling the flu for several weeks and that his private plane had made an emergency landing early Friday morning so he could be rushed to the hospital.
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