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Artists React to Grenfell Tower Tragedy

Written by Chief Editor.

Survivors of London's Grenfell Tower fire are to be rehomed in a luxury housing development in the heart of Kensington, the government has said.

Sixty-eight one, two and three-bedroom flats have been acquired at the Kensington Row development, it added.

The apartments are "newly built social housing" in a complex where the price of private homes starts at £1.5m.

At least 79 people died and many more were left homeless after fire engulfed the North Kensington tower a week ago.

There was widespread criticism and anger from residents at the slow and chaotic official response to the devastating event.

Adele paid a surprise visit to some of the firefighters who battled the Grenfell Tower blaze, bringing along a cake she had baked for them.

Simon Cowell donated £100,000 to the victims. He also invited some of the biggest names in music to record Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water over a three day period in West London--half a mile from the disaster.

The track, which was played across multiple radio stations from 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, will also air on ITV before Coronation Street later tonight. The participants include James Blunt, Emeli Sandi, Robbie Williams, Nile Rodgers, and Brian May.

Elton says on his Instagram page that the song is now available, and that his heart goes out to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

He urges people to donate via the Web site,

https://artistsforgrenfell.com.