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Ringo Starr, Norah Jones, the Who React to Ravi Shankar’s Death

Musicians reflect on influential sitarist

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

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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.”

 

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