MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The passing of pop superstar Prince has resulted in reaction from people everywhere, from local musicians to international celebrities to, now, President Barack Obama. On Friday, he called Prince’s death a “remarkable loss.”

Obama remarked on Prince’s passing at his press conference with David Cameron in the United Kingdom Friday.

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“In respect to Prince, I love Prince because he put out great music and he was a great performer. I didn’t know him well. He came to perform at the White House last year and was extraordinary and creative and original and full of energy. So, it’s a remarkable loss,” Obama said.

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The president continued, saying he listened to some of Prince’s music Friday morning.

“I’m staying at Winfield house, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. It so happens our Ambassador has a turntable and so, this morning, we played ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Delirious’ just to get warmed up before we left the house for important bilateral meetings like this.”

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Prince Rogers Nelson died at his Paisley Park studios Thursday morning. His autopsy was scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m.