Sir Paul McCartney used his performance at the Brit Awards on Wednesday (20Feb08) night to pay a loving tribute to his late first wife LINDA. The former Beatle collected the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the London ceremony and brought the show to a close with a medley of his hits. And during the finale performance, MCCartney sensationally snubbed his estranged wife Heather Mills by excluding her from a video montage of his life, which featured numerous images of his beloved Linda, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1998. But MCCartney reveals his choice of tracks for the set was also poignant. He explains, "Live And Let Die is the song that reminds me of Linda. Hey Jude reminds me of John (Lennon, Beatles bandmate)." MCCartney is currently locked in a bitter divorce battle with former glamour model Mills. The couple has a four-year-old daughter, Beatrice, together.