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Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He has also produced records and occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford F.C. from 1976 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary life president of the club.

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Paul O'Grady: Royal Vauxhall Tavern cabaret club where Lily Savage rose to fame pays raucous tribute to star

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O'Grady died "unexpectedly but peacefully" at the age of 67 on Tuesday evening.His close friend Linda Thorson, an actress known for starring in The Avengers and Emmerdale, said in an interview with Good Morning Britain that he died in bed with his husband, Andre Portasio, beside him.Stars and royalty including Sir Elton John and the Queen Consort led the thousands of tributes following his death.The TV presenter and comedian rose to fame on the nightclub circuit in the 1980s as the acerbic, platinum wig-wearing Lily Savage - a name believed to have been inspired by his late mother.After touring the north of England, he settled into a solo residency at the RVT before the character went on to become a household name.'Silence is polite - but this is a moment to applaud'Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerOn Wednesday evening, RVT host Michael Twaits described O'Grady as "an absolute legend of the community" to a full-house audience paying tribute."Today we lost one of the greatest drag artists the UK has ever seen, and it is this building, this building was where it happened," he said."Eight years of doing solo shows...

and also doing shows like tonight, introducing new talent to the LGBT+ scene. Paul O'Grady was an absolute legend of the community."Read more on Paul O'Grady:Lily Savage to Battersea: A life in picturesA rubber gloves raid and a plane crashBe the first to get Breaking NewsInstall the Sky News app for freeTwaits said O'Grady had always stayed true to his roots, despite his rise to TV fame."It was around raising up the community, and when you move from a stage like this into the mainstream, when you move into breakfast f****** television...

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