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Stars Pay Tribute to George Michael

Stars are remembering George Michael after his untimely death.

The 'Faith' singer passed away at age 53. "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage," his manager said in a statement.

Stars are paying tribute to the late singer. Read their condolences below:

 

Farewell My Friend! ---- Another Great Artist leaves us. --Can 2016 Fuck Off NOW?

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"2016 has been a tough year for us in the music industry. We've lost some true musical gems. Today we lost another great in George Michael. I had the honor of working with him and he was a "true powerhouse voice" to produce. I pray Gods peace for his loved ones." -- Rodney Jerkins, who co-produced the 2000 George Michael/Whitney Houston duet "If I Told You That."

"We are all deeply saddened to hear that George Michael has passed away. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and his friends.

We join millions of fans in mourning the untimely passing of this towering talent. He was the epitome of the consummate pop star, a singer/songwriter who enthralled the world, always keeping us guessing where his music would take us next.

After the global phenomenon of WHAM!, George transformed himself and his art, emerging as a solo superstar who then tirelessly broke new ground and set higher standards. He was an artist in every sense - a soulful vocalist, an unforgettable performer and, above all, a uniquely gifted songwriter. From pop tunes to dance anthems, from confessional ballads to social commentary, he perfected almost every kind of song, creating too many timeless hits to mention. His music will entertain, move, comfort and inspire people for generations to come.

We will miss you. Rest In Peace, George." -- Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music