Sir Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne and more Mourn Queen Elizabeth

Sir Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne and more honored the memory of Queen Elizabeth II shortly after news of her passing, sharing eloquent statements on social media.

The first statement of the Queen’s passing was on the royal family’s official website. It read simply, “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.”

“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 lead the country through some of our greatest, and darkest, moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth,” he wrote.

“Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly,” he concluded.

Osbourne shared a beautiful photo of the Queen, writing, “I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen.  With a heavy heart I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II.”

“Most British people have never known another monarch, she’s been a thread winding through all of our lives,” wrote Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

The Queen was recently honored at the  Platinum Party at the Palace on June 4, with musical performances from top music stars including Brian May, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran and Alicia Keys, performing in front of Buckingham Palace, the royal residence in London.

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