June 25, 2022, 10:16 PM
Sir Elton John paid tribute to the late George Michael in front of 65,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park last night (June 24).
Elton described George Michael as one of the greatest singers of all time on the eve of what would have been the late singer’s 59th birthday.
Before singing ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – a song he performed live with George Michael – the 75-year-old told George “I love you and I miss you” so that he was performing at BST Hyde Park.
It was a moving tribute from Elton to his friend. “I miss him, and we all miss him. So, George, I love you and I miss you – here we go.”
Watch a sample of the song below:
George Michael died at his home on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53. His cause of death was later confirmed to be heart disease.
Earlier this week, George Michael’s uncut freedom The documentary was released in cinemas, which was the final work of the late musician.
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” was originally a song by Sir Elton in 1974, before reaching number one in the UK in 1992 as a live duet between Elton and George.
Elton’s BST Hyde Park show arrived as part of his marathon Farewell yellow brick road round. His world tour of more than 300 dates will end next year, to mark his retirement from touring after 52 years.
His epic show also saw tributes to Aretha Franklin and Marilyn Monroe, and he wrapped up the night with bursts of “Your Song” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”