British chart-topper James Morrison has paid tribute on his new album to a close school friend who tragically died of leukemia at the tender age of 18.
The YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING star's treasured friend LYDIA COLLINS first met the pop hunk when she was 14, and always encouraged him to follow his dreams of a career in music. She died in 2003.
The tender words on the sleeve of Morrison's number one album UNDISCOVERED read: 'A special message to Lydia: You are a true angel + I will never forget you'.
Collins' mother GAIL says, "We had no idea he was going to pay her such an accolade. It really touched our hearts that he thought of her."