As the world woke up to the news that former Wham! member and all-round phenomenal superstar George Michael had died, the tributes wasted no time in pouring in.
He passed away on Christmas Day, at home in England, his publicist said earlier in a statement. The cause is no known.
He was only 53.
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
RIP George Michael.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 25, 2016
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
So sad to hear of death of #GeorgeMichael. Freedom still one of my favourite go-to albums. Thank you for the music. Wishing you sweet peace.
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) December 26, 2016
George Michael was a kind and gentle soul. #Wham
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 26, 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
George Michael was the original Carpool Karaoke guest https://t.co/HL9gqemR8O
— Nolan Feeney (@NolanFeeney) December 26, 2016
— Jake Moyes (@TheJakeMoyes) December 26, 2016
Sarah Michelle Gellar almost got it right.
Just as sad when you get the correct information- #ripGeorgeMichael thank you to everyone who corrected me- it’s still so sad
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) December 25, 2016
— Smash Hits 1980s (@SmashHits1980s) December 25, 2016
George Michael is busy putting the finishing touches to his special documentary film ‘Freedom’. He has discovered some incredible, unseen archive footage and is shooting additional interviews for the project so the film will now air in March 2017. It promises to be a real treat for fans! To coincide with the film’s broadcast, George and Sony Music have decided to move the reissue of the Listen Without Prejudice album to the same time.
Former Wham! singer and solo superstar George Michael has died. He was 53. Though no cause of death was revealed, his publicist said he “passed away peacefully at home.” Michael sold more than 100 million albums in his lifetime, bridging teenybopper pop and R&B both with Wham!, a duo that also featured singer Andrew Ridgeley, and as a solo artist.