Artists and famous celebrities, over the weekend have expressed their grief at the passing of the Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some of them;
Sir Elton John a British singer and a close friend to the royal family including the late Princess Diana, for decades; he said “Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing,” Sir Elton wrote. “She was an inspiring presence to be around, and led the country through some of our greatest, and darkest, moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth. Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly.”
Sir David Attenborough a contemporary of the Queen and British national treasure, paid tribute via the BBC saying; “The Queen had an extraordinary ability to put you at your ease. If there was a technical hitch she wanted to know what it was and, if it had a funny side, she was quick to see the joke. Yet, not for one second could you forget that you were in the presence of someone who had willingly accepted enormous responsibilities and dedicated her life to serving the nation. That you were, in short, in the presence of royalty. The whole nation is bereaved.”
James Bond star Daniel Craig said the Queen left “an incomparable legacy and will be profoundly missed”. He added “I, like so many, was deeply saddened by the news today and my thoughts are with the Royal family, those she loved and all those who loved her.”
Sir Michael Philip Jagger Also known as Sir Mick Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer , he tweeted; For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can recall watching her wedding highlights on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, to the much beloved grandmother of the nation. My deepest sympathies are with the Royal family.
America’s got talent judge Simon Cowell posted; “I’m incredibly sad to hear of the passing of the Queen. With incredible strength she was someone who loved her country and was able to lead with so much love.”
The 80-year-old music icon Sir Paul McCartney, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Darcey Bussell and many other British celebrities including Stephen Fry, Ozzy Osbourne, Sue Perkins, Sir Philip Pullman, and Victoria and David Beckham payed tribute to the Queen.
PREPARED FROM MEDIA REPORTS BY HARSHIT PAUL