Robert Plant never worked with Tom Petty but the two had met a couple times and the Led Zeppelin frontman tells Billboard the icon’s passing earlier this month at the age of 66 feels like it came far too early.

“It’s a tough call to ask a musician how they feel about another musician passing,” says Plant, who turns 70 next August. “It was premature, by far, and really a sad departure from all these musicians who brought so much pleasure to people — and for his family to have to go through any kind of public show of grief or sentimentality is very difficult.”

Source : Billboard