On Saturday, George Best was laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetary in Belfast. Mickey Rourke and Van Morrison were among the notables sending tributes.
Another was Elton, who selected white roses to go with a message calling his friend the Mozart of football.
Meanwhile in happier news, the Evening Standard announced that Legoland has been offered as a venue in which Elton and his partner can celebrate their union.
And the BBC has reported that the official notification of their ceremony has been put on display at Maidenhead Town Hall in Berkshire, while the ceremony itself is to take place at Windsor's Guildhall.