Elton John pays tribute to Queen at his ultimate Toronto present

TORONTO — Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his ultimate live performance in Toronto on Thursday evening, saying he was impressed by her and is unhappy she is gone.

“She led the nation by way of a few of our biggest and darkest moments with grace and decency and real caring,” John stated.

“I’m 75 and he or she’s been with with me all my life and I really feel very unhappy that that she received’t be with me anymore, however I’m glad she’s at peace,” he stated. “I’m glad she’s at relaxation and he or she deserves it. She labored bloody exhausting.”

The singer-songwriter then carried out his 1974 monitor “Don’t Let the Solar Go Down on Me.”

The queen died Thursday at her summer time residence in Scotland at age 96.

John was knighted by the queen in 1998, a 12 months after the dying of his pal Princess Diana. Prince Charles additionally anointed the musician and charity patron as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor final 12 months.

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John’s live performance was the second of two nights at Toronto’s Rogers Centre and a part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Street tour, billed as his ultimate tour.