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Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96. Her death was confirmed on Thursday by Buckingham Palace via a official statement on the website of the royal family.
Friends, family, world leaders and prominent business leaders around the world expressed their condolences and admiration for the Queen throughout her 70-year reign.
Here are some of the most touching tributes from top business people around the world.
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft
I am honored to have met HM Queen Elizabeth, and I am very sad to hear that she has passed away. My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people. https://t.co/fPbpAt5ILv
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) September 8, 2022
Tim Cook, Apple CEO
There is nothing nobler than dedicating your life to the service of others. We stand with the people of the UK and Commonwealth in honor of the life and devotion to duty of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/GkLpqyovlh
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 8, 2022
Nick Clegg, President of Global Affairs at Meta
Queen Elizabeth’s stoic and devotion to duty was a calming and stabilizing influence through the ups and downs of many tumultuous decades, and her devotion to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth was unconditional. pic.twitter.com/l6uiLyVXD6
— Nick Clegg (@nickclegg) September 8, 2022
Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Spanning nearly three-quarters of a century – and a world that has changed many times over – was an unprecedented reign. I will cherish the kindness Queen Elizabeth II showed to our family and the remarkable leadership, resilience and example she showed us all. pic.twitter.com/MVLWQjXmzL
— Melinda French Gates (@melindagates) September 8, 2022
Paris Hilton, businesskinda.com and media personality
The original girl boss. One of the most inspiring women. The end of an era. REST IN PEACE https://t.co/WZWpGIaXoH
— ParisHilton (@ParisHilton) September 8, 2022
Robert Iger, former CEO of Disney
The world has lost an extraordinary person, Queen Elizabeth. I have always respected and appreciated her energy, dedication, steadfastness…her deep sense of duty….and the fact that she loved her job and her people loved her. The true and sad end of an era….
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) September 8, 2022
Bethenny Frankel, founder and CEO of Skinnygirl
RIP Queen Elizabeth. You will be missed. You are loved … a queen, a mother, a grandmother, a legend, who has shown grace, patience, respect, honor and true leadership to your country that you adore. The world has lost the rarest most beautiful gem the crown has ever seen.
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 8, 2022
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
I can’t think of anyone who better personified duty. My sincere condolences to all Britons who are mourning her passing today. https://t.co/rCkagaglET
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) September 8, 2022
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