Elton John Pays Tribute To Princess Diana On 20th Anniversary Of Her Death

Sir Elton John is remembering Princess Diana.

The pop legend took to Instagram to pay tribute to his dear friend on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 — which marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death. Sharing a sweet photo of the two, he wrote in the heartfelt caption, "20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. #RIP."

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John famously sung a reworked version of his 1973 hit "Candle in the Wind" at the Princess of Wales' funeral in 1997. And according to Entertainment Tonight, he recently opened up about her philanthropy. 

"She had that incredible ability — which [Harry] kind of inherited — to make people feel at ease and make them feel that everything's gonna be all right," he said on the HBO and ITV documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy. "I haven't experienced many people in my life who have that ability, but she could walk into a room of people and make them feel as if everything was great."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, this is indeed the generous spirit that her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, hope to embody through their collaborative charitable efforts. The British Royals have spent much of 2017 raising awareness for mental health through their Heads Together initiative. And the two recently discussed their mother's legacy and influence on their lives in the new documentary, Diana, 7 Days.

"All I want to do is try and fill the holes my mother has left," Prince Harry, 32, said in a newly released clip. "And between myself and William, and everybody else that's in those privileged positions, to try and make a difference. And that's what it's about for us, trying to make a difference." The documentary will center on the turbulent week following her death on Aug. 31, 1997, after a paparazzi-related car crash in Paris. It is set to premiere in the U.S. on Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

As the world joins John in remembering Princess Diana, learn everything you need to know about the people's princess here.