Elton John pays tribute to Princess Diana

Elton John has remembered his friend Princess Diana, who helped him farewell Gianni Versace

Elton John has offered a tribute to the late Princess Diana on the 20th anniversary of her death.

The 70-year-old singer posted an image on social media on Thursday showing his hand on her shoulder, and wrote: "20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. (hash)RIP."

The pop icon memorably performed his moving song Candle In The Wind at Diana's funeral, a moment in the service many remember for its evocative power. He originally wrote the song in honour of Marilyn Monroe, but reworked it for his friend Diana.

Diana died along with her friend Dodi Fayed and their driver when their Mercedes crashed inside a Paris tunnel as paparazzi pursued them on August 31, 1997.