Following the untimely death of British Pop Icon George Michael, a star-studded tribute to honor his life is currently in the works.
George Michael, 53 passed away peacefully in his home on Christmas morning. The cause of death has yet to be completely determined, however, many sources conclude that his death was caused by heart failure. In the days following his death, there have been talks about a huge tribute being planned to honor his life and career. It is said that Sir Elton John, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin, will be among the many celebrities to perform. The event itself is still in the early stages of planning, but will more than likely take place in early 2017, and will also serve as a benefit concert to raise money for the many causes that were close to George’s heart.
Early last week, Sir Elton John performed a special tribute to his dear friend at a show in Las Vegas. He is also set to perform, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”, a duet sang by the both of them, at George’s funeral. Below is a video of the two performing the song together.
There hasn’t yet been a final date set for the funeral, but it is rumored that there will be two funerals, one for family and friends, and the other for his fans. Due to the major response from fans and celebrities alike, the funeral is expected to be as big as that of Princess Diana in 1997.