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Elton John's song tribute to Liz

Sir Elton John paid tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor during a concert in Pittsburgh by dedicating a song to the film legend and Aids activist who died on Wednesday.

The singer, also active in Aids awareness, said during a concert in Pittsburgh that it was "a sad day because today I lost a friend and you lost a hero".

In Live Nation video supplied to WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Sir Elton says she "stood up when no one was prepared to stand up and be counted against Aids".

He played Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me after saying: "God bless you, Elizabeth. God knows how we're going to replace you. This is for you and your beautiful memory and for all of the people you helped and saved."

The 79-year-old died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles where she had been for about six weeks.

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