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Celebrities' Reactions to Queen Elizabeth II Death

David Beckham Was "So Lucky" to Have Met the Queen as He Pays Tribute to Her Legacy

Celebrities' Reactions to Queen Elizabeth II Death

Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. The longest-serving British monarch passed away "peacefully" at her Balmoral home on 8 Sept., as announced in a statement released by Buckingham Palace. Her incredible 70-year reign means many have never known life without her as the Head of State.

Her son, now King Charles III, is now the monarch as he led tributes with a statement reading, "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family." There is no doubt the queen's death will be felt all around the world as thousands mourn the loss with fitting tributes for Her Majesty.

Celebrities have also been paying their respects. Sir Elton John summed up the queen's legacy, writing on Instagram, "She was an inspiring presence to be around and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth." More stars are mourning the death of the queen by taking to social media and remembering her legacy at big events.

Ahead, see some of the celebrity reactions to the sad news.

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