|Elton to perform at George Michael funeral?
Wednesday, December 28 2016
The Daily star reports that Elton is planning a poignant version of their hit duet "Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me".
Showbiz insiders revealed that Elton has decided to pull out all the stops by mirroring his heartbreaking performance at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997. He moved the country to tears when he sang "Candle In The Wind" in Westminster Abbey.
The insider said: “There will be so many mourners and friends. It will be the biggest funeral since George’s mate Di’s. Elton will sing as he did for Diana’s funeral as a final farewell.”
George, 53, was found dead in his bed on Christmas Day by his partner Fadi Fawaz. Mourners at his funeral are likely to include former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley and pals like ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and former Spice Girl Geri Horner.
"Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me" reached number one in both the UK and the US when it was released in 1991. The lyrics will be especially poignant.
George, who attended Diana’s funeral with Elton, recalled the service had left him distraught. “I bawled my eyes out,” he said. “I had forgotten my hanky and I was really streaming. I remember thinking ‘God, this is going to be really embarrassing’.”
After learning of George’s death, Elton tweeted: “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist.”
George’s publicist said: “We have been touched beyond words by the incredible outpouring of love for him in the hours and days since his death. Contrary to some reports, there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, and from the bottom of our hearts we thank those who, rightly, have chosen to celebrate his life and legacy at this most distressing of times.”
R.I.P. George Michael
Monday, December 26 2016 at 06:30:51
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