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At last night’s show in New Orleans, Elton dedicated Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me to Pete Shelley, singer of  the British punk band the Buzzcocks.

Shelley died earlier in the day of an apparent heart attack. He was 63 years old.

After the band broke up in 1981, Shelley embarked on a solo career.

The Buzzcocks reunited in 1989 and have continued releasing music and performing ever since. Their second stint as a band was highlighted by touring with Nirvana and releasing an all-star charity version of signature hit Ever Fallen In Love (featuring Elton, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, David Gilmour, among others) in tribute to BBC DJ John Peel.