Watch: Foo Fighters Dedicate Glastonbury Performance Of ‘Everlong’ To Devon Teacher Who Died Of Cancer

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl paid tribute to a fan who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year, dedicating the band’s performance of “Everlong” at the Glastonbury Festival to Laura Plane, a schoolteacher from Devon who passed away in May.

The evening’s final song, “Everlong” was preceded with a few words from Grohl, who dedicated the song to “Laura… who couldn’t be here tonight,” as Radio X reports. Watch:

Earlier this month, Grohl sent a sweet message to the husband of Laura Plane, a teacher in Devon, England, who passed away from cancer in May.

Plane had been battling cancer for eight years, and was a huge Foo Fighters fan. Plane and her husband, Jon, chose for their first dance at their wedding the band’s song “Everlong”.

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The couple had been planning to see the Foo Fighters in concert for their 10th wedding anniversary before Laura passed away. Jon decided to contact the band, requesting that they dedicate “Everlong” to Laura during their Glastonbury set.

After the request got picked up on social media and retweeted over 12 million times, Grohl sent Jon a handwritten note on scrap paper.

The note reads: “Jon—Dave here. Heard about Laura. Sending you much love and hope and light. Will be thinking of yous at Glasto. Take care mate.”

Jon said he’s “over the moon” about the note. “I can picture Laura’s little face smiling about it,” he said. “It is incredible. I am over the moon.”

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“Even if Foo Fighters don’t dedicate the song to Laura, she would have loved [the note] anyway. But what I got from [the note] is that it is going to happen,” Jon said. “It is incredible. Laura must have engineered this somehow as I was having a really bad week after her funeral, when it hit me like a wave.”

“I was a mess all of Sunday and Monday, and then I saw [Dave’s] message on Tuesday,” Jon added. “I was blown away. The power of social media is crazy, but incredible.”

Since being diagnosed, Laura raised over £70,000 for CoppaFeel, a charity dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

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