Elton John pays tribute to the 'kindest, most generous' George Michael

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 (ANI): Sir Elton John has spoken at length about his friendship with George Michael and how he misses him greatly. During his 'Rocket Hour' on Beats 1 Radio, the icon dedicated the entire 60 minutes to the late legend, who he referred to as "one of the best in the world." "I wanted to do a little tribute to him on the show because not only was he a good friend, but he was probably one of the most brilliant songwriters this country's ever produced, and certainly one of the best vocalists ever that we ever produced and one of the best in the world," John complimented as reported by E! Online. "I just wanna remember him for his wonderful music and his kindness ... Without any publicity, I've seen him being so kind to so many people," John shared. "I'll miss him so much for his music, but more than anything, for his humanity," he said. The revered musicians, who later collaborated on the 1991 version of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," had known each other for decades. The Grammy winner played six tracks in honor of his friend's memory, including Michael's track 'One More Try' and Ray Charles' 'Drown In My Own Tears'. "I put together a list of songs right now, which I'm going to play you without interruption that get sadder and sadder and sadder because I'm so sad about it. It's going to start off with a song from his from the Faith album called 'One More Try' which if Aretha Franklin sang, it wouldn't be any great surprise. I don't get jealous of many songs, but I'm jealous of this song. I'd love to have written this," he admitted. "George Michael, we miss you, we love you, I love you, and this is a tribute to you." (ANI)