Elizabeth II, the longtime Queen of the United Kingdom, died at 96 on Thursday (Sept. 8), as PopCrush reported.
Rock and metal musicians worldwide are now mourning the loss of the ruler.
Queen Elizabeth reigned over the U.K. for nearly seven decades, as The New York Times noted on Thursday, making her the world’s longest-reigning monarch. She died peacefully at her Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle, surrounded by her family, PopCrush said. The death was confirmed by the Royal Family.
See several rockers’ responses near the bottom of this post.
Heavy metal showman Ozzy Osbourne, who’s moving back to his native England, shared on Twitter, “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.”
Rock singer Sebastian Bach shared a portrait of the Queen that he said his late father, the artist David Bierk, had painted. “Cant help but think of Dads painting on this day,” Bach remarked. “Hope the painting is still in good condition. RIP [Queen Elizabeth] a leader who brought the whole world together.”
Below, see those messages and more from other rock stars, bands and related entities.
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 pic.twitter.com/JZYXGRz2hb
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) September 8, 2022
Sad to hear of The Queen passing. I remember the street celebrations when she was crowned Queen. Always a staple of growing up in England. GSTQ- RIP pic.twitter.com/TEROdsZvGk
— Geezer Butler (@geezerbutler) September 8, 2022
Love and Prayers for Our Queen pic.twitter.com/MNHUI7jPol
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 8, 2022
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