Noel Ghallagher's tribute to Caroline Aherne

Some people may not realise it but one of Caroline Aherne's closest friends was Noel Gallagher.

The former Oasis frontman only discovered the actress and comedian had died a few hours before he took to the stage in Nashville on Saturday where he sang a moving version of Half The World Away.

He told the crowd at the Ryman Auditorium: "I want to dedicate the next song to a friend of mine who died this afternoon.

"Her name was Caroline and she was a very, very, very funny woman.

"She used this next song on a very, very, very, very brilliant sitcom in England called The Royle Family."

He finished by adding, "So, wherever you are," and pointing heavenward, before launching into the song.

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