Elton John tells story of witnessing Aretha Franklin's final performance

Copyright (c) 2018 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Elton John paid tribute to Aretha Franklin with a story on Thursday after "The Queen of Soul" passed away at the age of 76.

Elton tweeted the story of how he was able to witness her last performance:

The loss of Aretha Franklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music: Music from the heart, the soul and the Church. Her voice was unique, her piano playing underrated – she was one of my favourite pianists.

I was fortunate enough to spend time with her and witness her last performance – a benefit for @ejaf at St John The Divine Cathedral. She was obviously unwell, and I wasn’t sure she could perform. But Aretha did and she raised the roof.

She sang and played magnificently, and we all wept. We were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time. I adored her and worshipped her talent. God bless her. My condolences to all her family and friends. We shared the same birthday – and that meant so much to me.

The whole world will miss her but will always rejoice in her remarkable legacy. The Queen is dead. Long live the Queen. #RIPArethaFranklin

Elton xx

Copyright 2018 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.