Justin Timberlake Honours Late Collaborator/Prince Drummer John Blackwell Jr

Justin Timberlake's mourning the loss of Prince's drummer, John Blackwell Jr, who he worked with in 2006 following the release of FutureSex/LoveSounds. On Wednesday (July 5), he took to Twitter to share his condolences for the late musician. He was 43 years old. 

"RIP, John Blackwell. You are a kind, gentle soul and one special talent. You will be missed by myself and so many," he wrote of his former collaborator, adding, "God bless you, bro." Word of Blackwell's passing surfaced on Tuesday via his wife, Yaritza, who revealed that he died peacefully in her presence after losing his battle with a brain tumour. "Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support," she wrote in an Instagram post.

In addition to Timberlake, other industry names like Blink-182's Travis Barker and Nik West, also took to social media to tribute the late drummer. See the messages below!

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Original article by James Dinh at iHeartRadio