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While details of the funeral for pop icon George Michael haven’t officially been revealed, reports are emerging that Sir Elton John, a longtime friend and collaborator of Michael’s will perform at a service on his behalf.
John is planning to perform “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” according to a report in UK site Metro. The two made the song famous while performing it together several times, starting at the Live Aid concert in 1985. John originally recorded the song in 1974, but performed it again with Michael at his Wembley Arena concert in 1991.
John was a longtime friend of Michael, who was found dead in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas morning. He was 53 and is believed to have died of heart failure.
After hearing news of Michael’s death, the 69-year-old singer took to Instagram to post a photo of the pair together.
‘I am in deep shock,” he captioned the photo. “I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP,’ he wrote on an Instagram post.
John is no stranger to performing at the memorial services for high-profile figures. He famously sang “Candle In the Wind” at the 1997 Westminster Abbey funeral of Princess Diana. He and Michael attended the service together; Diana was said to be close friends with Michael.
Further reports say that Michael may have two services, with one being for family and…
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