But Queen Elizabeth II wasn't just any famous person. Her Majesty was a household name in much of the globe, with her likeness featured on currencies in 33 different nations. She reigned for 70 years, longer than any other monarch, during which the U.K. had 15 different Prime Ministers, the U.S. had 14 different Presidents, and the Roman Catholic Church had seven different Popes.
To say she touched many lives would be an understatement. And so, tributes to the long-reigning monarch have been flowing in since the announcement of her death.
Here are just a few of the world leaders and celebrities who shared their thoughts on Queen Elizabeth's passing.