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Elton pays emotional tribute to George Michael
Thursday, December 29 2016

Elton John paid an emotional tribute to George Michael on the first of a series of nights in Las Vegas on December 28, 2016.

He sang "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", a song he duetted on with George on a live version in 1991. Before he played the song - which Elton originally recorded in 1974 - he expressed his sadness at the news of the former Wham! star's death.

He said: "On Christmas Day, George Michael passed away. It was one of the saddest moments of my career because I'd known George more or less from the start of Wham! and got to know him very well; played with him, recorded with him, played at the last Wham! concert at Wembley Stadium. It was the most awful news because he was on the road back, supposedly, to good health."

Elton said his friend was "one of the kindest, sweetest, most generous people I've ever met. He gave so much money to so many great causes without telling anybody."

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