Chili Peppers, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys Mourn Newtown School Shooting Victims

Rolling Stone

In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut – which left 27 people dead, 20 of them children ages 5 through 10 – many have taken to Twitter to express their grief. Here are some of the comments from the musical community.

My heart is so heavy right now as I think of these innocent children, teachers, their families and community.....

— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) December 14, 2012

god bless the children

— Flea (@flea333) December 14, 2012

How many innocent children need to die before we "The people" make a constitutional change?

— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) December 14, 2012

Prayers for those in Connecticut...senseless.

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 14, 2012

The Conn elementary school shooting is horrific. Those poor kids. & their families. I'm speechless.

— Slash (@Slash) December 14, 2012

So saddened by this horrific tragedy in CT. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all of those affected by it. Hug a loved one.

— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) December 14, 2012

Sending energy to the families who are suffering this horrible tragedy...

— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) December 14, 2012

Killing people is bad enough but these Lil babies can't even defend themselves! ITS JUST WRONG!

— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) December 14, 2012

as a father i feel so sad and depressedfor all those families in ct

— dıpןo (@diplo) December 14, 2012

I am absolutely devastated.My prayers and my heart go out to those parents and families affected by this tragedy. I know words aren't enough

— P!nk (@Pink) December 14, 2012

No words. So upset.My heart and prayers go out to all parents family and friends. Sooo sad.God pls help them threw this.GOD pls!

— iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) December 14, 2012

Thoughts, prayers & love to the families in Newtown, CT.Heartbreaking.

— Duran Duran (@duranduran) December 14, 2012

WHO DOES THAT!?1! #WHY

— MAXWELL (@_MAXWELL_) December 14, 2012

Just landed. Learned of the tragedy in CT. Can't stop crying...Please contact your representative. #GunControlNow say.ly/iGL4MwB

— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) December 14, 2012

Family. Community. LOVE Ourselves and Each Other

— Edward Sharpe (@EdwardSharpe) December 14, 2012

just got back home to ny and couldn't believe the horrible sad news out of newtown. all those poor families. my heart goes out to them.

— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) December 14, 2012

So sad to hear about babies being shot in America. The poor families. When will they outlaw firearms?

— boygeorge (@BoyGeorge) December 14, 2012

My heart is so heavy right now... I can't shake it off.

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) December 14, 2012

So, so sad. Thoughts and prayers going out.

— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) December 14, 2012

Sending love 2 the families in Connecticut for their tragic loss. 2day I bow my head in sadness

— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) December 14, 2012

Man I can't even comprehend the shooting in Connecticut, it's just the saddest thing... So hard to understand

— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) December 14, 2012

this is so incredibly saddening. devastating...#prayfornewton #guncontrol

— Mark Ronson (@iamMarkRonson) December 14, 2012

Praying for the families in Connecticut of those elementary school kids. Just when you think you've seen it all...

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) December 14, 2012

peace be with the parents. peace be with the traumatized children who witnessed this act. peace be with the teachers. bless us all.

— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) December 14, 2012

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