Mick Jagger, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney lead music world's tributes for Queen Elizabeth II
9 September 2022, 14:45 | Updated: 16 November 2023, 14:46
“For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there."
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96, and left an indelible legacy as Britain's longest-ever reigning monarch.
For 70 years Queen Elizabeth II has led our country with dignity, fulfilling her duties with compassion, care, and a lion's heart.
She's been a constant in an ever-changing world, offering hope and comfort to the nation in times when we've needed it the most.
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King Charles III, her son and heir, released a statement in the wake of her passing:
"The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother."
Now the music world are all paying tribute to Her Majesty, including Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard, Elton John, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks, and many more.
The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne led the tributes to Her Majesty. Jagger said his "deepest sympathies are with the Royal family", whilst Ozzy wrote that "it’s devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II."
Former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also paid their respects. Macca wrote "God bless Queen Elizabeth II". with Ringo sharing a similar message.
Sir Elton John and Sir Rod Stewart both took to Instagram to share their condolences to the royal family and the nation.
Yoko Ono and her son with John Lennon, Sean, co-penned a statement calling Her Majesty "a strong and powerful woman".
We would like to send out deepest sympathy to the Royal family following the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II; a strong and powerful woman whose seventy year reign was served with integrity, dignity, grace and compassion. With love, Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon. pic.twitter.com/sNxcwwDlkm— Yoko Ono ☮️🏳️ (@yokoono) September 8, 2022
Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor - who have been inextricably tied to the monarchy and its imagery since they started - shared their respects on the band's Twitter.
Serenity =reality =inner peace and strength— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) September 8, 2022
👑God bless Her Majesty 👑
❤️🙏☀️ 💕X pic.twitter.com/iIeKp9hKY6
Queen Elizabeth was the ultimate example of service and duty… today is a sad day. pic.twitter.com/BCdgdyDQsR— Bon Jovi (@BonJovi) September 8, 2022
Ozzy's wife Sharon Osbourne has already posted a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, calling her the "embodiment of strength, dignity and unwavering commitment".
Am Sad About The Passing Of Queen Elizabeth II.I Had Honor Of Meeting Her.— Cher (@cher) September 8, 2022
I Was In Long Line of Ppl
Waiting 2 Meet Her,Yet
When She Got 2 Me,She Asked Me Pertinent Questions,& Seemed Genuinely Interested In Talking 2 Me.I’m Proud She Was a🐂& Happy She Had a Great Sense Of Humor
Patti Smith left an incredibly touching and poetic tribute on her Instagram, posting a picture of a young Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip together alongside the message: "Now they are back together."
Sir Cliff Richard has left a truly heartfelt and patriotic message on his Facebook profile in tribute to Her Majesty.
He wrote: "Our Queen was the most respected Monarch in the world, and I will always be proud to have been British under her incredible, record breaking, and dignified reign."