Elton John was one of the first artists to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the news of her death broke last Thursday.
Elton spoke of her before performing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me” on stage while performing at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
The music legend said, "We have the saddest news about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She was an inspiring person to be around. I’ve been around her and she was fantastic. She led the country though some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine care and warmth. I’m 75 — she’s been with me all my life and I feel very sad that she won’t be with me anymore. I’m glad she’s at peace, and I’m glad she’s at rest, and she deserves it because she’s worked bloody hard. I send my love to her family and loved ones. She will be missed. Her spirit lives on and we celebrate her life tonight with music.”
Elton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for services to music and charitable services back in 1998.
Meanwhile, Elton is continuing his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Get more on Elton John on the Big Show Fan Page at KBGO.com and on iHeartRadio, keyword Elton John.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]