Sir Elton John, one of the best selling artists of all time, shared a post on his official Instagram page opening up about his emotions after comedian and TV host Des O’Connor passed away.

Des O’Connor was a long-time TV show host since 1963 known for a number of shows he hosted, such as ‘The Des O’Connor Show,’ ‘Take Your Pick,’ and ‘Countdown.’ O’Connor also was a musician who recorded 36 albums, and had four top-ten UK singles.

Beloved Des O’Connor, unfortunately, passed away in hospital following a fall at his home at the age of 88, on November 14th.

After receiving the devastating news, Sir Elton John shared a picture from his appearance on O’Connor’s show back in 1998 and opened up about his feelings about losing a beloved friend. John praised O’Connor by stating that he was talented, extremely kind, and he loved working with him. John also shared his condolences with O’Connor’s family and friends.

Here is what Elton John said:

“Des O’Conner was a wonderfully kind and talented man. I always loved working with him as he was so much fun. He really brightened up the world. My condolences to his family and friends.”

You can see the Instagram post below.