Queen Elizabeth II: Local celebrities react to the monarch's death with heartfelt tributes from Alfie Boe, Hayley Tamaddon, Tyson Fury and Paddy McGuinness
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As tributes poured in on social media from across the celebrity world, those in Lancashire paid their own respects.
Alongside a beautiful montage of The Queen which depicted four profiles through her 70 year reign, tenor Alfie Boe tweeted: “This news breaks my heart the country wont be the same without you. I can’t put into words the sadness I feel right now. With the utmost devotion, memory, respect and love To her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II x”
Boxer Tyson Fury tweeted on two occasions. Last night he wrote: “Thoughts & prayers with my Queen tonight, may God be with you”. He followed with a later tweet sharing a familiar illustration which has become synonymous with Her Majesty’s passing - a pencil drawing with the words ‘Hello Again Lilibet’. He simply headed it with prayer emojis.
Top Gear star Paddy McGuinness took to Instagram sharing a portrait photograph of Queen Elizabeth and expressed the words “A lifetime of service. God bless HM Queen Elizabeth. 3pm Christmas Day will never be the same. So sad RIP. #Queen”
Blackpool's own ice-skater Dan Whiston also shared the beautiful illustration with the words “R.I.P Your Majesty” with a red heart emoji. Radio Presenter Adele Roberts wrote: “There will never be another like her. Rest in Peace Elizabeth II alongside a retweet of a picture showing The Queen’s Coronation.
And Blackpool actress Hayley Tamadon simply wrote: “Rest in peace - our queen” with a red heart emoji.