After news broke yesterday of Ravi Shankar's death at age 92, many in the musical community are pausing to reflect on the sitar great's life and cultural influence. Ringo Starr, Shankar's daughter Norah Jones, the Who and Slash are a few of the artists who have issued statements about him. Here are some of their thoughts.
Ringo Starr, via a statement:
"Ravi was a great loss musically, spiritually and physically. God bless to Ravi's family. Peace & Love, Ringo"
Norah Jones, via a statement:
"My Dad's music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere."
Sad day; spiritual, cultural & music legend, Ravi Shankar dead at 92. RIP.— Slash (@Slash) December 12, 2012
R.I.P. Ravi Shankar rol.st/UASozF"— The Who(@TheWho) December 12, 2012
R.I.P. RAVI SHANKAR.i sampled you.you were good.— el-p (@therealelp) December 12, 2012
Rest in peace Ravi Shankar. Another legend gone that cannot be replaced.— JOE BONAMASSA (@JBONAMASSA) December 12, 2012
Ravi Shankar....May you have a swift and positive rebirth.Thanks for being a musical ambassador.— k.d. lang (@kdlang) December 12, 2012
rest in peace sweet ravi shankar. i hope you're making music again with george. instagr.am/p/TIEGq7OnYC/— christina perri (@christinaperri) December 12, 2012