Earlier this morning, George Michael’s publicist revealed that the English singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home” over the Christmas period.
While no further information has been released regarding the circumstances of Michael’s death, social media is being flooded with tributes to the 53-year-old musician.
Tender messages pour in from those who knew George Michael personally:
I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael‘s death. He was such a brilliant talent. I’m so sad.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 25, 2016
We are incredibly sad at the passing of our dear friend George Michael. A brilliant artist & great songwriter. Spandau Ballet / Steve Dagger
— Spandau Ballet (@SpandauBallet) December 25, 2016
Had the pleasure of knowing George Michael in the 80s. Voice of an angel. Now he can sing for them.
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 26, 2016
Many more prominent personalities are paying their respects to the ‘Faith’ singer:
I pray George Michael finally finds peace. A deeply private man with an awe-inspiring talent that couldn’t help but make him a superstar.
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) December 25, 2016
Rest with the glittering stars, George Michael. You’ve found your Freedom, your Faith. It was your Last Christmas, and we shall miss you.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 25, 2016
I’ve loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time.
— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 25, 2016
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) December 25, 2016
other than a global pop phenom, George Michael was one of the true British soul greats. alot of us owe him an unpayable debt. bye George xx
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) December 25, 2016
Rest in peace, George Michael. You will be sorely missed.
Source: Twitter & Instagram.
Photo: Getty Images / Samir Hussein & Twitter / @GeorgeTakei.