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Rock stars react to the death of Robbie Robertson

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Rock stars react to the death of Robbie Robertson

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. ”

Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones)

“Such sad news about Robbie Robertson – he was a lovely man, a great friend and will be dearly missed”.

Stephen Stills (Buffallo Springfield, CSNY)

Always kind and generous. Rest in peace, Robbie Robertson

Bryan Adams

“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…”

Neil Diamond

“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.”

Dave Davies (The Kinks)

“Totally devastated and shocked at his passing. He was a great musician who inspired many of our generation.”

David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

“Huge Admirer of his work…Love The Band…RIP Robbie…”

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