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Paul Simon sings at Newtown teacher's funeral

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Paul Simon paid his respects to a teacher killed during Friday's Connecticut school shooting by performing at her funeral on Wednesday.

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Victoria Soto was one of the six staff members killed at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children were also slain by suspected gunman Adam Lanza. Several of the children have already been laid to rest, and on Wednesday, Soto's friends and family gathered in the town of Stratford to remember the 27-year-old teacher.

Simon was among the mourners at the Lordship Community Church, and he stepped up to perform "The Sound of Silence," which was Soto's favorite song. The singer knows the Soto family through his sister-in-law, according to the New York Daily News. Soto was hailed a hero after the shootings when it emerged she died as she attempted to shield her class from the gunman.

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Dec 20, 2012 7:56AM
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Let these fine people grieve in private.  This is not a stage for publicity photos. 
Dec 20, 2012 7:55AM
Dec 20, 2012 7:48AM
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This is what makes America great. When we have a problem we come together and become stronger. God bless the USA

Dec 20, 2012 7:44AM
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Oh for christs sake can we stop making this incident a fvcking gong show? This isn't the superbowl where we need aged musicians to perform for everyone.
Dec 20, 2012 7:35AM
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My thoughts and prayer are with their families, may the power of God's love blanket them warm memories of their loved ones.
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