England’s longest reigning monarch has died at 96 years of age. Rock and metal musicians worldwide are mourning the loss of the British ruler.
The New York Times reported on Thursday Queen Elizabeth II presided over the U.K. for seven decades. She died peacefully at her Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle, surrounded by the Royal Family, who subsequently confirmed the death.
Charles III, former husband of the late Princess Diana now King of the U.K. after the death of his mother, said in a statement that Elizabeth’s death was a “moment of the greatest sadness.”
The Queen had showed declining health since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, last year. This summer, she stayed primarily at Balmoral instead of her usual residence at Buckingham Palace.
Charles added, “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country … and by countless people around the world.”
The last reigning king of England was George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from December 11th 1936 until his death in 1952.
The Rolling Stones extend their deepest sympathy to the Royal family on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who was a constant presence in their lives as in countless others. pic.twitter.com/veCyfN8rjp— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) 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
Iron Maiden are saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II – a British institution and global inspiration for more than 70 years.— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) September 9, 2022
God Bless you Ma’am. pic.twitter.com/caC91hhUO6
Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth ll. The embodiment of strength, dignity and unwavering commitment to her vow. May you be at peace beside His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg. Long Live The King. pic.twitter.com/SbnhCl4tsm— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 8, 2022