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Stormzy performs at funeral of fan's father

PICTURED: Stormzy (Photo credit: Ian West / PA Wire)

STORMZY PERFORMED at the funeral of a fan’s father in Reading on Thursday.

The Grime star took time out of his schedule to perform hit song Blinded By Your Grace for Nasir Bockarie and his whole family after Bockarie lost his father.

Bockarie, a secondary school PE teacher, reached out to Stormzy on Twitter last week, asking that the star perform his father’s favourite song.

“Bro my Dad passed away on the day of my graduation last week Friday. Our favourite song of yours was blinded by your grace,” he wrote.

“Would love it if you could perform this at his funeral next Thursday 21st December. Don’t worry if you can’t, I just thought I’d try my luck #Hopeful.”

Despite not expecting a response, Stormzy replied to Bockarie, asking him to follow so that he could send him a direct message.

“Would love it if you could perform this at his funeral next Thursday 21st December. Don’t worry if you can’t, I just thought I’d try my luck #Hopeful.”

The rapper came through and performed at the funeral, much to the surprise of Bockarie's cousin Mariama Kallon who later tweeted that she was “in shock” that the musician had agreed to attend.

She later told the BBC that he arrived with “a few members of his team” and performed the gospel-inspired song on stage in front of the congregation.

“We did the best to give my uncle a memorable send-off and of course Stormzy really made that happen,” she said.

"We're so grateful and our family will be praying for him always.”

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