Levon Helm Remembered by Sheryl Crow, Adam Levine

04/20/2012 at 10:50 AM EDT

Levon Helm Dies, Stars Tweet
Adam Levine and Sheryl Crow, with Levon Helm (inset)
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Adam Levine

Adam Levine

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

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.

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

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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