In July, Elton celebrated 300 episodes and six years of his Rocket Hour show on Apple Music. During his interview with Zane Lowe, the songwriter paid homage to Duncan Wallace, a Rocket Hour producer who died three months earlier.
Duncan, who previously had jobs at Capital FM, KISS UK and Galaxy, had been fighting a brain tumour. He raised 22,000 pounds for Brain Tumour Research by completing the Great North Run.
When his widow, Katie Wallace, took on the Great North Run in Duncan's memory, she was spurred on by a special supporter--Sir Elton.
The star, who regularly checked in with the producer after his diagnosis a couple of years ago, has kept in touch with Katie.
He told her: ''We had the most wonderful relationship. Every night in my prayers to God, I say, 'Give him a hug from me, will you?' ''
He also said they ''had a blast together. He'd turn me on to stuff and I've turn him on to stuff.''
Katie told the Mirror: ''Throughout this horrible ordeal, Elton has been beyond thoughtful and kind, regularly calling to see how we're coping. He's such a lovely man. We just hope his support along with all the other well-wishers will make a difference, and save lives.''
The 39-year-old completed the 13-mile charity race last Sunday with relatives to raise 21,000 pounds for charity--including a contribution from Elton.