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Guns N’ Roses and Elton John pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The artists dedicated a space of their concerts in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman – Capture from YouTube)

After it was confirmed the unfortunate death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, politicians, celebrities and artists from all over the world sent their condolences to the Royal Family and the peoples that make up the community. Within these signs of respect for those who ruled England for seven decades They highlighted the tributes paid by Elton John and Guns N’ Roses during their concerts.

Elton John recognized his legacy: “It has been with me all my life”

The renowned 75-year-old British performer, pianist, composer and musician offered a concert last Thursday, September 8 – the day Queen Elizabeth II died – in Toronto, Canada. As expected, he interrupted his show to express a few words in memory of the monarch, who He named him a knight in 1998 for his artistic and altruistic work in various casesmainly against HIV.

From his piano and with a portrait of His Majesty projected on the large screens of the venue, Elton John acknowledged that he was a very important part of his life, not only because he led his native country, but also because he inspired him from his youth: “He led the country through some of our best and darkest moments with grace and decency and genuine caring.”.

Sir Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, a year after the unfortunate death of his dear friend, Lady Di. (Photo: REUTERS/Dave Thompson/POOL/File Photo)
Sir Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, a year after the unfortunate death of his dear friend, Lady Di. (Photo: REUTERS/Dave Thompson/POOL/File Photo)

I am 75 years old, he has been with me all my life and I feel very sad that he is gone (…) but I am glad that he is at peace. I’m glad he’s resting and he deserves it. He has worked very hard.

Amid applause and shouts from the audience, Sir Elton John continued his presentation and sang Don’t let the sun go down on me in memory of the monarch. The singer also spoke about it on social networks, where through a brief statement, he sympathized with the Royal Family and praised the impetus that the queen had during her mandate.

Sir Elton John sang 'Candle In The Wind' at Lady Di's funeral on September 6, 1997. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Sir Elton John sang ‘Candle In The Wind’ at Lady Di’s funeral on September 6, 1997. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She was an inspiring presence and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and genuine warmth.

queen elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and i will miss her dearly

Guns N’ Roses dedicated “Knockin On Heaven’s Door” to him

The American band played for more than three hours in Rock in Rio Live 2022. The members took a space from their performance to sing. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door in honor of his majesty, because during the morning of that same Thursday his death was confirmed. For this, the vocalist appeared on stage wearing a shirt and a hat with the flag of England stamped on it.

The attendees applauded in honor of the queen and recognized the gesture that the rock group had with her.

Harry Styles called for a wave of applause in his memory

Harry Styles was born in Redditch, UK. (Photo: Reuters)
Harry Styles was born in Redditch, UK. (Photo: Reuters)

British singer and actor stopped the show he offered at Madison Square Garden in New York to ask everyone to applaud in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II, for his work as monarch of England since his coronation following the sudden death of King George VI.

Join me in a round of applause for 70 years of service“, said. The interpreter began to applaud, the public followed him and he appreciated the gesture: “Thank you Madison Square Garden”.

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