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Sir Elton John Recalls His Friendship With The Iconic Aretha Franklin: “She Would Never Let You Down”

Date November 15, 2018 11:21

Friendship may be atypical for Hollywood, but not for Sir Elton John and Aretha Franklin. The singer recalled his tender relationship with the late 'Queen of Soul'.

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Friendship between two music legends

Aretha Franklin’s passing appeared to be a devastating loss for her family, friends, numerous fans, and the entire music community. It’s always sad to say goodbye to legends like her.

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A world-recognized and talented singer, Sir Elton John still mourns the demise of his good friend. He recalled Aretha’s last performance during his gala concert back in 2017.

Aretha was very sick, but it didn’t stop her from performing on stage. Sir Elton saw how hard it was for her, but, miraculously, as Franklin came onstage, she just got better. Sir Elton said he knew it was her final performance.

She was that frail. But boy did she perform. And what an honor. It was one of the greatest nights of my life. She just smiled her sweet smile at me and said, ‘I don’t want to let you down.’

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Aretha did her best that night. It was her way of saying farewell to the stage that she devoted her entire life to.

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Tribute to the eminent Aretha Franklin

The ‘Queen of Soul’ passed away on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. No need to say it was a sad day for the world of music.

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Further in his tribute, Sir Elton mentioned that he and Aretha shared the same birthday, which meant a lot to him. The whole world misses Aretha, but he is proud that her legacy will live on through her greatest songs.

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