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Alison Schwartz
April 20, 2012 10:50 AM

Some of the biggest names in music are honoring one of the biggest legends.

After Levon Helm, the drummer for The Band, died Thursday at 71, Sheryl Crow took to Twitter to express her condolences.

“My heart [is] heavy with sad news of Levon Helm’s passing,” she wrote. “My thoughts and prayers are with Levon’s family.”

Also Tweeting about the late Helm, who had cancer: Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach Adam Levine.

Levon Helm. He was THE BEST. Music is gonna miss him. One of the humble gods of rock and roll. Rest in Peace.

Adam Levine (@adamlevine) April 19, 2012

Fellow rock Jared Followill, who plays the bass and synthesizer for Kings of Leon, also paid homage to Helm.

Shit. RIP Levon Helm. One of the great all time drummers. Music will miss you.

Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) April 19, 2012

Actress and She & Him songstress Zooey Deschanel called him “a true inspiration, and country star Martina McBride also paused to say “rest in peace.”

Jane Fonda, who played his wife in the 1984 ABC movie The Dollmaker, remembered Helm for his colorful life in Woodstock, N.Y., and his many musical talents. (In addition to drums, he also mastered the harmonica, fiddle and mandolin, among other instruments.)

“He was kind and deep and devoted to music,” she wrote on her blog. “He gave the Band its powerful, driving force, a wall of pulsating rhythm.”

She added: “I am so sad.”

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