Great names in British music pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

British music greats pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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From Elton John to Mick Jagger, several big names in British music have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death on Thursday afternoon. Here are some reactions collected on their social networks:  

Elton John: “Like the whole nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She was an inspiring presence to be around and she led the country through some of our greatest and darkest times with grace, decency and warm caring. Queen Elizabeth has been a big part of my life, from my childhood to now, and I will miss her very much.”

Mick Jagger : “All my life, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has always been there. In my childhood, I remember watching the highlights of his marriage on television. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, then as the nation's beloved grandmother. I send my deepest condolences to the Royal Family.”

Ozzy Osbourne“I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest queen. With a heavy heart I say it is devastating to think of England without Queen Elizabeth II” 

Joe Elliot (Def Leppard): “Dignity. If there is one word to describe this wonderful lady and monarch, it is dignity. She transcended the ages with unparalleled grace and dedication to her country. Thank you Your Majesty for a lifetime of great memories and leadership.”

Paul McCartney: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. Long live the king”