Late-night hosts paid tribute to Prince on Thursday, hours after the legendary musician was found dead at his home in Minneapolis at the age of 57.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” devoted several segments to remembrances of Prince from previously scheduled guests Tom Hanks and “Hamilton” star Lamar Odom, Jr.
The CBS program also bathed its set in purple light in Prince’s honor.
Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” featured producer Russell Simmons on its roundtable panel with regulars Robin Thede and Jordan Carlos. Simmons remembered Prince as “one of the sweetest people I ever met.” Thede recalled attending one of Prince’s infamous musical jam parties in Bel-Air.
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James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” taped a special introduction for Thursday’s episode that was already in the can before news of his death surfaced Thursday morning.
“An artist like Prince stands alone,” Corden said. “He is completely original.”
NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” aired a rerun on Thursday, while Jimmy Kimmel also praised Prince’s legacy. And Kimmel teased CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for mistaking Prince’s “Purple Rain” on-air with Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.”