Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth II
Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Elton John are among the musicians who have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday aged 96.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her son, now King Charles III, said in a statement: “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.”
God bless Queen Elizabeth II
May she rest in peace
Long live The King
Paul McCartney pic.twitter.com/fK9wXqkAsa
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 8, 2022
Paul McCartney wrote, “God bless Queen Elizabeth II. May She rest in peace. Long live The King.”
In his tribute, Elton John wrote: “Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing. 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.”
Mick Jagger said: “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.”
Rod Stewart paid tribute to the Queen while sharing some personal news, writing, “It has been a devastating 48 hours. My brother Don passed on Tuesday at 94 and today Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 96.
“Like Don, the Queen has been a presence all through my life as a great unifier. A shining star that will never fade in our hearts and souls.”
It has been a devastating 48 hours. My brother Don passed on Tuesday at 94 and today Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 96.
Like Don, the Queen has been a presence all through my life as a great unifier. A shining star that will never fade in our hearts and souls. pic.twitter.com/9FKYrQQ3kN
— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) September 8, 2022