The death of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, at the age of 96, has generated shock in British society. Thus, various personalities from the world of music have expressed their regret facing what happened.
One of them was Sir Elton John. The pianist and composer was invited to Buckingham Palace more than once, in fact this year he participated in the Queen’s jubilee performing his classic Your Songand at the time he was very close to Princess Diana of Wales.
“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.”, he wrote in a statement. “She was an inspiring presence and she led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and genuine warmth.
“Queen Elizabeth has been a big part of my life. from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly,” he added.
Another who reacted was Mick Jagger. The famous singer of the Rolling Stones wrote in a publication: “Throughout my life, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can remember seeing the highlights of her wedding on television. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, the much-loved grandmother of the nation. My deepest condolences go out to the royal family.”
There were also words from the official account of the Rolling Stones. The “satanic majesties” lamented the death of the Queen, highlighting that her long life marked that of the musicians themselves. “The Rolling Stones express their deepest condolences to the royal family on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who was a constant presence in her lives as in many others.”
Rock royalty was also present through the “prince of darkness”. Ozzy Osbourne himself, who recently moved back to England after living for years in the US, wrote in a post on his Twitter account: “I mourn with my country the death of our greatest Queen. It is with a heavy heart that I say it is devastating to think of England without Queen Elizabeth II.”
One who was able to share with the Queen at the time was Paul McCartney. The former Beatle, who was knighted by the monarch in 1997, posted a brief reaction in which he also greeted the new King Charles III. “God bless Queen Elizabeth II May she rest in peace Long live the king.”
Other artists such as Liam Gallagher and Patti Smith also issued brief reactions to it on their social networks. The former Oasis simply wrote “Gutted”, while the singer-songwriter, faithful to her sense of storytelling, made reference to the death of the prince consort, Philip of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021. Other personalities such as Ringo Starr, also published reactions. Nicky Minaj, Yoko Ono, Janet Jackson, Reese Witherspoon, Annie Lennox, bands like Duran Duran, among many others.