Comic Relief 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson after he pulls out of the show following – The Sun
16 March 2019 MUSIC
LENNY Henry paid touching tribute to Louis Tomlinson after he pulled out of his planned Comic Relief 2019 performance following the shock death of his 18-year-old sister Félicité .
The 60-year-old host reached out to Louis and his family at this difficult time, paying tribute to the teen in a poignant speech.
Lenny paid tribute to Louis’ sister FeliciteLenny said: “Tonight we were due to be joined by a special member of the Comic Relief family.
“Louis Tomlinson wanted to be on this stage to help us but the sudden and tragic loss of his sister Félicité obviously means that he can’t be here.
“Our love and best wishes from all of us at Comic Relief go out to Louis and his family at this terrible time.”
Louis was due to perform his new single Two Of Us on tonight’s charity fundraiser, with the song a tribute to his late mother Johannah, who passed away in 2016 following a battle with leukaemia.
Louis has been left ‘distraught’ by the shock death of his 18-year-old sister Félicité
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Félicité was found dead in her London home on WednesdayThe former One Direction star has been left “devastated and distraught” after Félicité was found dead in her London home following a suspected heart attack on Wednesday afternoon.
She collapsed at her fourth floor studio apartment in Earl’s Court, West London, with emergency services pronouncing her dead at the scene.
A source close to the star previously said: “Louis is obviously distraught at the loss of his sister.
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Louis’ new song is a tribute to his late mother Johannah”He has cancelled all promo, which includes his performance on Comic Relief this week.
“It’s just the biggest tragedy and everyone wants to be there for Louis, who is the leader of his family since the loss of his mother and always there for all his siblings.”
Louis, 27, is also big brother to 20-year-old Lottie, 14-year-old twins Daisy and Phoebe, and five-year-old twins Doris and Ernest.
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Taking to social media, fans praised Lenny for the touching tribute to Félicité this evening.
One viewer wrote: “So glad they’ve mentioned Louis and his family! Such a sad time.”
Another added: “A lovely tribute to Louis Tomlinson from Lenny Henry.”
A third said: “This is such a lovely tribute for Fizzy and Louis and his family. Simple but very very sensitive by Lenny Henry. Thank you to Comic Relief.”
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