He clearly means an enormous amount to many of you (we’ve had over 10,000 message already into BBC News). But some of you need persuading that he was this big a deal, and that he warrants this much attention. If you’re mourning, tell us why the man and the music are so important to you. And if you think the reaction is over the top, tell us why too. Is it because you don’t like his music, or just that no musician warrants this level of adoration?