The legendary The Band guitarist and singer Robbie Robertson sadly passed away at the age of 80 as revealed last August 9 by an official statement of his family. They said: “Robbie was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, including his wife, Janet, his ex-wife, Dominique, her partner Nicholas, and his children Alexandra, Sebastian, Delphine, and Delphine’s partner Kenny.”
“He is also survived by his grandchildren Angelica, Donovan, Dominic, Gabriel, and Seraphina. Robertson recently completed his fourteenth film music project with frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Six Nations of the Grand River to support a new Woodland Cultural Centre,” His family said.
Robertson was one of the most influential musicians of all time and naturally, many Rock stars paid tribute to him on their social networks.
Rock stars react to the death of Robbie Robertson
Ringo Starr (The Beatles)
“God bless Robbie Robertson, peace and love to all his family peace and love. ”
God bless Robbie Robertson, peace and love to all his family peace and love. Ringo 😎✌️🌟❤️🌻🌈🎶☮️
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) August 10, 2023
Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones)
“Such sad news about Robbie Robertson – he was a lovely man, a great friend and will be dearly missed”.
Such sad news about Robbie Robertson – he was a lovely man, a great friend and will be dearly missed xx R
Photographs from The Last Waltz pic.twitter.com/I7IHXGJyYj
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) August 9, 2023
Stephen Stills (Buffallo Springfield, CSNY)
Always kind and generous. Rest in peace, Robbie Robertson
— Stephen Stills (@Stephen__Stills) August 9, 2023
“RIP Robbie Robertson. Thanks for the amazing music and the great hangs, especially photographing you in LA not so long ago. We’ll keep Anna Lee company for you…”
RIP Robbie Robertson. Thanks for the amazing music and the great hangs, especially photographing you in LA not so long ago. We'll keep Anna Lee company for you… pic.twitter.com/0IqVibzVZm
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) August 9, 2023
“The music world lost a great one with the passing of Robbie Robertson. Keep making that Beautiful Noise in the sky, Robbie. I’ll miss you.”
The music world lost a great one with the passing of Robbie Robertson. Keep making that Beautiful Noise in the sky, Robbie. I’ll miss you.
— Neil Diamond (@NeilDiamond) August 9, 2023
Dave Davies (The Kinks)
“Totally devastated and shocked at his passing. He was a great musician who inspired many of our generation.”
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) August 9, 2023
David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
“Huge Admirer of his work…Love The Band…RIP Robbie…”