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 am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family, friends and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP

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Many more prominent personalities are paying their respects to the ‘Faith’ singer:

Rest in peace, George Michael. You will be sorely missed.

Source: Twitter & Instagram.

Photo: Getty Images / Samir Hussein & Twitter / @GeorgeTakei.