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(Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died on Thursday aged 96. Mourners around the world are expressing their condolences and paying tribute to the legacy of the late Queen.

Here are the reactions of musicians, actors and other celebrities to his death.

SIR ELTON JOHN, BRITISH SINGER AND COMPOSER

“Like the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She was an inspiring presence and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest times with grace, decency and genuine caring warmth.Queen Elizabeth has been a big part of my life from childhood until now, and I will miss her dearly.

DANIEL CRAIG, ENGLISH ACTOR OF “JAMES BOND”

“Like so many others, I was deeply saddened by today’s news and my thoughts are with the Royal Family, those they loved and all who loved her. She leaves an incomparable legacy. and will be deeply missed.

OZZY OSBOURNE, ENGLISH SINGER

“I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen. With a heavy heart I say it devastates the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II.

LEONA LEWIS, BRITISH SINGER

“So saddened by the loss of our Queen. She was first and foremost a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. My deepest condolences go out to the x family.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, BRITISH COMPOSER

“Throughout my life, the Queen has been the constant anchor not only of Britain and her beloved Commonwealth, but an inspiration to the world for her life of service. His legacy will be remembered as a selfless beacon for the love, understanding and celebration of fellow human beings everywhere, regardless of race or creed. Madeleine and I are deeply saddened by this news, and our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty The Queen’s family.

MICK JAGGER, ENGLISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER

“Throughout my life, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood, I remember watching the highlights of his marriage on television. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, the nation’s beloved grandmother. My deepest condolences go out to the royal family.

YOKO ONO, MULTIMEDIA ARTIST

“We would like to send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; a strong and powerful woman whose seventy-year reign was served with integrity, dignity, grace and compassion. With love, Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon”

GEORGE TAKEI, ACTOR AND ACTIVIST

“Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. In her time, the queen saw a country and even a world transformed. There will be no other like her.

WILLIAM SHATNER, “STAR TREK” ACTOR

“Very saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.”

IAN SCHWARTZ, WRITER OF “THE LATE LATE SHOW”

“RIP Queen Elizabeth II. Shot down at its peak.

JENNIFER GARNER, ACTRESS

“What an elegant and incredible woman.”

(Reporting by Danielle Broadway; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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