Elton John Honors Dear Friend Elizabeth Taylor In A Touching Dedication Of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”
Not only did the world lose a talented movie star this week, but those who were close to Dame Elizabeth Taylor also lost a dear and loving friend. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elton John[/lastfm] mourned over his friend’s death and paid a touching tribute in her memory during his show in Pittsburgh earlier this week, telling the crowd she’s “possibly the most beautiful woman that ever lived.”
After a heartfelt speech about her impact on his life and the world, Elton launched into an exceptionally emotional dedication of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” that reminded the crowd to never forget her legacy.
Elton briefly spoke to the crowd about his good friend saying, “Today I lost a friend and you lost a hero named Elizabeth Taylor. She was not just a movie star, although she was a huge movie star and there will never be anyone like her again…She was without a doubt one of the greatest people I’ve ever met in my life”
[pullquote quote="God bless you, Elizabeth. God knows how we're going to replace you." credit="Elton John"]
He continued, “She stood up when no one was prepared to stand up and be counted against AIDS. She supported everybody in that with 1,000 percent of her body and her fiber. But most of all she loved people. She fought for the underdog. She was an incredible woman and I was privileged to have known her.”
Before launching in to his dedication of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” Elton left on one final note saying, “God bless you, Elizabeth. God knows how we’re going to replace you. This is for you and your beautiful memory and for all the people you helped and saved.”
Watch the video of the speech and performance below.
[Source: E Online]