Comic Relief 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister ...

Comic Relief 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance  Four Weddings, Mamma Mia and Bodyguard spoofs were the highlight of the glittering ceremony

By Lily Waddell For Mailonline

Published: 19:52 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 19:55 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Stalwart Lenny Henry took a special moment to honor the memory of Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité after the former One Direction star pulled out of the Comic Relief appearance following her passing on Wednesday.

In a touching speech, the television personality expressed his sadness as he sent his love to Louis and his family after their 'sudden tragic loss'.

Addressing Louis' absence, Lenny said: 'Sudden tragic loss of his sister. The love and best wishes go out to Louis and his family at this terrible time.'  

Comic Relief live 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance (pictured left with Louis)

Comic Relief live 2019: Lenny Henry pays tribute to Louis Tomlinson's late sister Félicité, 18, as he expresses his sorrow for 'sudden tragic loss' after former One Direction star pulls out of TV appearance (pictured left with Louis)

Singer Louis pulled out of his headline performance of his new single Two Of Us on Friday night's Comic Relief following his younger sister Félicité's death.

The One Direction star, 27, was due to perform his new single which was written about his late mother Johannah, who died from cancer in 2016.

Félicité, 18, was found dead at her Earls Court, West London home from a suspected heart attack on Wednesday lunchtime, leaving Louis 'devastated'.

Loss: Louis had pulled out of his headline performance on Friday night's Comic Relief following his younger sister Félicité's death on Wednesday

Loss: Louis had pulled out of his headline performance on Friday

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