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Simon Cowell to release charity single to help Grenfell Tower victims

Comedy stars will also perform a benefit gig following the devastating fire

Music Mogul Simon Cowell reacted to the devastation caused by the Grenfell Tower fire by promising a charity single in aid of the victims.

After witnessing the events unfold in North Kensington , where police have confirmed at least 30 have died with that number expected to rise, Cowell tweeted his distress.

The 57-year-old owner of record label Syco which has signed the likes of One Direction, Little Mix and OMI, tweeted:

The man behind Britain's Got Talent and X Factor went on to say:

In 2010, Cowell was responsible for the re-recording of REM hit Everybody hurts in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, reports The Mirror .

Stars including Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Cheryl, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue and Susan Boyle lent their voices to that track.

Since the Grenfell Tower fire started, singers including Adele and Lily Allen have visited the site and met with many of the people displaced by the fatal blaze.

Lily Allen was interviewed by Channel 4 news where she blamed mainstream media for downplaying the numbers of people who have been killed in the fire.

Simon Cowell was moved to action by coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire(Image: PA)

While the number of official deaths is still at 30, according to Metropolitan Police , they have stated that they expect the actual death toll to be significantly higher.

The single is announced as a charity comedy gig is also due to be held in support of the victims.

Pop star Adele pictured at a vigil in Kensington for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire(Image: @FourMee/PA Wire)

Michael McIntyre, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Jo Brand are just a few of the household names raising money for those affected by the tragedy.

Organised by comedy promoters Off The Kerb, the Hammersmith Apollo show will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday June 27.

Tickets cost £50 each, plus a booking fee, and went on sale on Friday (June 16) at 10am.

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