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The emotional video for Simon Cowell’s Grenfell Tower charity single has been released

The video for ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ is incredibly powerful. Warning: grab some tissues to watch.

By Lorna Gray
As Britain comes to terms with the devastating loss of lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, charity donations have been pouring in for the victims from the public and celebrities alike.
Music mogul Simon Cowell is one of those deeply affected by the tragedy. He donated £100,000 GBP (just under $170,000 AUD) of his own money to victims ahead of releasing his charity single, a new version of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ which features over 50 artists including Leona Lewis, Robbie Williams, Liam Payne and Emeli Sande.
The video for the song has just been released and, as expected, it’s extremely emotional.
It features the fire fighters who battled against the blaze, black-and-white footage of artists singing in the studio, victims affected by the tragedy and also heart-warming scenes of volunteers helping victims. You can watch below:
The death toll for the tragedy currently stands at 79, but this number is most likely much higher, estimated between 100 and 600 as it is unclear how many people were in the tower block at the time. Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted this has been "appalling" and has promised they’re doing everything in their power to confirm the dead.
Her Majesty The Queen and Prince William visited some of the victims last week.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace the Queen said: “My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital. Prince Philip and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others,” she said. “It is also heartening to see the incredible generosity of community volunteers rallying to help those affected by this terrible event.”
Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as his brother, Prince Harry, have made an undisclosed donation to an emergency appeal, helping those affected by the fire.