Paul Simon sings at slain Connecticut teacher's funeral

Paul Simon sings at slain Connecticut teacher's funeral

The singer sang 'The Sound of Silence' at Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Victoria Soto's funeral on Wednesday.

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

Victoria Soto was one of the six staff members gunned down at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children were also slain by suspected gunman Adam Lanza. The 20-year-old allegedly turned the weapon on himself.

Several of the youngsters have already been laid to rest, and on Wednesday, Soto's friends and family gathered in the town of Stratford, Conn., 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.

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The singer knows the Soto family through his sister-in-law, according to the New York Daily News. Soto was hailed a heroine after the shootings when it emerged that she died as she attempted to shield her class from the gunman.

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