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Chris Martin pays tribute to George Michael with 'Last Christmas' performance

Emmy Griffiths

Chris Martin paid tribute to George Michael with a performance of the late singer's iconic Christmas single, Last Christmas.

The star visited a Crisis homeless shelter in London on Tuesday for a surprise performance, where he performed the Wham! single with the help of a Crisis volunteer. Another volunteer for the charity, Nish Manek, posted a photo of the father-of-two at the shelter, writing: "Huge shout out to the amazing @coldplay #chrismartin for dropping by to our @crisis_uk West London shelter to play for guests. What a legend." Speaking about the day, she said: "It was my first year helping as a doctor, and I'm used to being humbled by kindness in the NHS, but this was a whole new degree of humility and hard work. As lovely as Chris was, the real credit is to the immense grit and hard work of the guys that run that place day in day out." 

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Chris performed at a Crisis volunteer centre

Chris isn't the only famous face to have paid tribute to the singer, as Elton John also performed Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me on Wednesday in honour of the late star. The Candle in the Wind singer sat behind a piano as he passionately performed the song with a band while beaming a huge image of George onto the set behind him. He also posted a photo of the pair together on Instagram, writing: "I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all of his fans." 


According to reports, there is also an early discussion to hold a tribute charity concert to be held in George's memory, and the star's former Wham! band member Andrew Ridgeley and Aretha Franklin among names interested in taking part. George's publicist announced the sad news that the singer had died on Christmas Day aged 53. He released a statement to HELLO! which read: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. His family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

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