After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, tributes are pouring in from authors, actors, athletes and more.
On Thursday (September 8) the world was rocked by the announcement of the death of Britain’s longest reigning monarch, who died at the age of 96.
In response to the news, celebrities have taken to social media to share thoughtful tributes. Here you can keep up to date with news about the Queen’s death.
The tributes were led by Daniel Craig, who memorably starred alongside the Queen as James Bond at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
He said PA: “I, like so many, was deeply saddened by today’s news and my thoughts are with the royal family, those who loved them and all those who loved them.”
Craig added that the Queen is “deeply missed”.
Other stars paying tribute to the monarch included Elton John, Mick Jagger, Sir Mo Farah and Helen Mirren.
“All my life Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been there,” said Jagger, frontman for the Rolling Stones wrote on Twitter. “I remember watching her wedding highlights on TV when I was a kid. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, the nation’s beloved grandmother. My deepest condolences to the royal family.”
“My condolences to the Royal Family at this very sad time. The Queen was loved around the world and meant so much to so many. Meeting her was one of the greatest honors of my life,” tweeted British Olympic champion Farah.
Mirren, who played Elizabeth II in the 2006 film The QueenShe expressed her condolences on Instagram. “I am proud to be an Elizabethan,” she wrote. “We mourn the loss of a woman who, with or without a crown, was the epitome of nobility.”
Ozzy Osbourne also paid tribute on Twitter, writing: “I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen. It is with a heavy heart that I say that the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II is devastating.”
David Beckham posted a photo of the Queen on Instagram with the caption: “I am truly saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen… What she says to the people of this country and beyond shows how devastated we all feel today meant the world.”
Sports personality Gary Lineker added: “Such a terribly sad day. Her Majesty the Queen has died. A truly remarkable woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. A comfort that is always present in the lives of most of us. Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.”
Harry Potter Star Jason Isaacs shared, “It never made sense to have a queen, and yet in a life stoically devoted to public service and duty, she, Elizabeth, somehow rose above all debates about privilege or.” political controversy overridden. Eight decades of public life. A woman of importance.”
Comedian Jack Whitehall added: “Rest in peace Your Majesty. She meant so much to so many people. What an incredible life.”
“Joining the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,” Elton John said in a Twitter statement. “She was an inspiring presence, guiding the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, grace and a genuine, caring warmth. Queen Elizabeth has been a big part of my life from childhood to this day and I will miss her dearly.”
Paris Hilton wrote: “The original boss. One of the most inspiring women. The end of an era.”
“I am saddened to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth II,” added former US tennis player Billie Jean King. “For 70 years, her leadership, impact and impact on the UK and the wider global community has been immense. I met her at Wimbledon in 2010 and it was a special moment for me.”
“RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 96. The greatest monarch in history and the greatest Briton. Dignified, humble, wise, stoic and dedicated to duty and service to the country she loved. Thanks for everything madam. We will forever be indebted to you,” Piers Morgan tweeted.
“What an extraordinary life. A fixed point, seemingly unaffected by the vortex of history around them. So weird to suddenly be without,” wrote host Sue Perkins.
“The Queen was an extraordinary woman, and this nation was very fortunate,” recalled British author Philip Pullman. “I’m just old enough to remember the coronation; She was there my whole life and I will miss her.”
“The devastating news that Her Majesty The Queen has passed away. I was fortunate to have been in her company more than once and was always left with a sense of wonder and gratitude. We have lost the greatest monarch who so selflessly dedicated her life to our country. RIP Ma’am”, The Dragon’s Lair TV personality Peter Jones posted.
Mysterious Girl singer Peter Andre shared a post on Instagram and wrote: “Like many others, I am so saddened by this. It made me very emotional. Very surreal. Wow. Longest reigning monarch in British history. A true leader. Our queen, but also mother, grandmother and wife. May she rest in peace with her beloved husband.”
“So sad at the loss of our Queen. She was, above all, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. My deepest condolences to the family,” tweeted Keep Bleeding singer Leona Lewis.
X factor alum and celebrity glasses box Star Rylan Clark-Neal wrote, “God rest her soul.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook commented, “There is nothing nobler than dedicating your life to the service of others. We stand with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth to honor the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a video from his gym and said, “I’m so sorry. i know the pain We all know the pain. What a life! What an incredible life! I’ve never had the privilege or honor of meeting the Queen, but what a life.”
“What an elegant, amazing woman,” actress Jennifer Garner wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the Queen.
Retired footballer Alan Shearer added: “The Queen has dedicated her life to serving this country. For a boy from Newcastle it was an honor to be in her presence. Thank you ma’am. For everything.”
“My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very difficult time. The Queen was an amazing inspiration and will be remembered for her incredible years of service to this country. Rest in peace, Your Majesty,” reiterated Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
Whoopi Goldberg recalled: “A few years ago I met Queen Elizabeth The Royal Variety Show from 2009. As she approached me, all I could think about was WTH?? I’m an American boy from the projects and company of the Queen of England. I was impressed. Rest in peace. God save the king.”
“We will remember her for her warmth and commitment to the British people throughout her reign.” West End star Michael Ball said: “The Queen was the embodiment of strength, duty, determination and bravery. We will never see her like this again in our lives, and I was proud to be her loyal subject. Rest in Peace, Royal Majesty. A life really well lived.”
Victoria Beckham also said that “today is a very sad day for the whole world”.
The Spice Girls singer said she was “deeply saddened” by the death of the Queen and will be “remembered for her unwavering loyalty and service”.
My big fat wedding Writer and star Nia Vardalos shared a photo of herself next to the late king and wrote on Twitter: “God bless the queen, the most charming and humorous dinner companion. Rest in peace, dear Queen Elizabeth.”
Janet Jackson also shared a tribute, posting a photo of herself shaking hands with the Queen.
Rufus Wainwright posted a similar photo of himself meeting the Queen at Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth Day in 2012.
The Queen was also mourned by singer Sir Tom Jones, who said she had been “an inspiration all my life”.
“She was a comforting force in difficult times, her dedication was impeccable and her commitment to duty second to none,” he tweeted, adding, “Long live the king.”
Ant and Dec released a joint statement, explaining that “it’s hard to believe she won’t be with us anymore.”
“Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to King Charles and the entire royal family,” they said.
Theater star Andrew Lloyd Webber said the Queen was “the constant anchor not only of Britain and her beloved Commonwealth, but an inspiration to the world for her lifelong service”.
“Her legacy will be remembered as a selfless beacon of love, understanding and celebration by fellow human beings around the world, regardless of their race or creed,” Webber wrote.
Harry Styles paid tribute to the Queen during his concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The One Direction star asked the crowd to join him in applauding her “70 years of service”.
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