Queen’s death: Elton John, JK Rowling and Paddington Bear among celebrities paying tribute | UK news

Celebrities like Elton John, Daniel Craig and J.J. Ms Rowling is among those who have paid tribute following the Queen’s death.

frontman of the Rolling Stones Sir Mick Jagger described her as “the nation’s much-loved grandmother”.

He tweeted: “For all my life, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I remember watching her wedding clips on TV.

“I remember her as a beautiful young lady, the nation’s much-loved grandmother. My deepest condolences go out to the Royal Family.”

A Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney he tweeted: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. Long live the King.”

Sir Elton John he tweeted that he was “deeply saddened”.

“She was an inspiring presence to be around and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, dignity and a genuine loving warmth,” the singer said.

“Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to now and I will miss her very much.”

Daniel Craig meets the Queen at the Casino Royale premiere in November 2006
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Daniel Craig meets the Queen at the Casino Royale premiere in November 2006

Daniel Craigwho appeared with the Queen in a skit about the London Olympics, said she left “an incomparable legacy and will be sorely missed”.

“I, like so many, have been deeply saddened by the news today and my thoughts are with the Royal Family, those she loved and all those who loved her,” the Bond actor said.

Dame Helen Mirren, dressed as Queen Elizabeth I, appears during the A Gallop Through History Platinum Jubilee Celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle
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Dame Helen Mirren appeared before the Queen at this year’s Jubilee celebrations

Actor Dames Helen Mirrenwho played the queen on screen and on stage, said on Instagram: “I’m proud to be an Elizabethan. We mourn a woman who, with or without the crown, was the epitome of nobility.”

David Beckham he said her majesty served with “dignity and grace” until her final days and had comforted the country when “times were hard”.

He added: “How devastated we all feel today shows what she means to people in this country and around the world. How much she inspired us with her leadership.”

Author of Harry Potter JK Rowling he said the queen had done her duty “until her dying hours”.

“Some may find the outpouring of British shock and grief at this moment odd or strange, but millions felt affection and respect for the woman who eagerly fulfilled her constitutional role for seventy years,” he tweeted.

JK Rowling with the Queen in March 2001
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JK Rowling with the Queen in March 2001

“Most Britons have never met another monarch, so it has been a thread that runs throughout our lives.

“She did her duty to the country until her dying hours and became an enduring, positive symbol of Britain around the world. She has earned her rest.”

Theater impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber he said the Queen was “the constant anchor not only of Britain and her beloved Commonwealth, but an inspiration to the world during her lifetime”.

“Her legacy will be remembered as a selfless beacon for love, understanding and celebration of fellow human beings around the world, regardless of race or creed,” he added.

Singer Sir Tom Jones he said the Queen had been an “inspiration throughout my life”.

“She was a reassuring force in difficult times, her loyalty was impeccable and her commitment to duty unrivaled,” he tweeted, adding “long live the king.”

Ozzy Osbourne pictured performing at a Buckingham Palace Jubilee Concert in 2002
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Ozzy Osbourne pictured performing at a Buckingham Palace Jubilee Concert in 2002

Rocking chair Ozzy Osbourne tweeted a portrait of the young Queen, with the message: “I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen.

“It is with a heavy heart that I say the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II is disastrous.”

Ant and Dec posted a joint statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“It is hard to believe that he will no longer be with us. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with King Charles and the entire Royal Family.

“Rest in peace Your Majesty. And thank you.”

Fellow TV host Holly Willoughby she said on Instagram: “Thank you for your life and your humble commitment to duty.”

Sir Mo was one of the celebrities who took part in the Platinum Jubilee competition
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Sir Mo was one of the celebrities who took part in the Platinum Jubilee competition

Sports stars like Sir Mo Farah He also paid tribute: “My condolences to the royal family at this very sad time,” the gold medalist said.

“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. She will be remembered for her warmth and commitment to the British people throughout her reign.”

Dame Darcey Bussell she shared a photo on her Instagram page of her swearing in front of a Queen with the caption: “An extraordinary and inspiring woman. Thank you for a lifetime of service and all you have done for the Arts.”

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill posted a photo of the Queen on her Instagram story with the words “sad day” next to a broken heart emoji.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker she tweeted: “Such a terribly sad day. Her Majesty The Queen has passed away. A truly remarkable woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace.

“A comfort that is ever present in the lives of most of us. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.”

Paddington Bearwho did a light sketch of Her Majesty for her Jubilee celebrations this year, she tweeted: “Thanks lady for everything.”

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