Bruce Springsteen, just three days after the death of his cousin/assistant road manager Lenny Sullivan, performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concert celebration at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday.
Springsteen, in his two-hour set with the E-Street Band, collaborated on duets with rock icons John Fogerty (Pretty Woman) and Billy Joel (New York State of Mind).
"Its been an incredible night," the New Jersey native told his fans.
Springsteen left a message on his Web site remembering Sullivan as "a warm and sensitive person who was beloved by Bruce, the Band, the crew, and the entire Thrill Hill family."
Sullivan was found dead at a Kansas City hotel on Monday; police said the death does not look suspicious.