Stars React To Death Of Music Producer Phil Ramone
The music world is morning the loss of Phil Ramone.
The award winning music producer and engineer, whose illustrious resume includes collaborations with the likes of Bono, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, died at the age of 79 on Saturday in a New York hospital.
While the family has yet to release details on his death, Ramone’s son Matt said his father was “very loving and will be missed.” (via The Associated Press).
Here’s a sample of some of the celebrity tweets:
Matthew Morrison: “I’m filled with sadness at the news of Phil Ramone’s passing. He was a great friend and made music the right way.”
Ben Folds: “RIP Phil Ramone. Brilliant generous talented man. Shaped and changed recorded music-left trail of inspired people.
John Legend: “RIP Phil Ramone. Legendary producer. I feel fortunate to have had the change to work with him.”
Diane Warren: “One of not only the greatest producers EVER but one of the greatest people EVER, Phil Ramone has passed away. So sorry to hear this.”
Bette Midler: “Phil Ramone, a giant in the recording world; kind beyond words. Goodbye..”
Josh Groban: “I’m filled with sadness at the news of Phil Ramone’s passing. He was a great friend and made music the right way.”
Moby: “#PhilRamone one of my favorite people on the planet passed away today. he was unbelievably talented and unbelievably kind and decent.”
Tony Bennett issued a statement on Facebook, saying, “Phil Ramone was a lovely person and a very gifted musician and producer. It was a joy to have him work with me in the recording studio on so many projects as he had a wonderful sense of humor and a deep love of music . . . his passing is a great loss.”