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:
I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. RIP @GeorgeMichael pic.twitter.com/1LnZk8o82m
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016
Paul on George Michael: https://t.co/t7vu2Hyjey pic.twitter.com/ZBq0VsTatB
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 26, 2016
@GeorgeMichael. Words can’t express how much you and your music meant and means to me. Please play his music as loud as you can today… pic.twitter.com/ojnEircyQM
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) December 26, 2016
You’ll always be my very fav male artist. My heart is the saddest. RIP amazing George Michael. I cannot believe it https://t.co/oGJ4kad3xI
— Laura Pausini (@LauraPausini) December 25, 2016
Omg #GeorgeMichael noooo! No No No No No! We have lost too many beautiful souls this year. #rip you will be greatly missed.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) December 25, 2016
I don’t have it in me anymore to write about our greats. I just knew one day I’d get to work with #GeorgeMichael. Sad Christmas.
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) December 25, 2016
Rest In Peace our dear @GeorgeMichael
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) 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
Is this year over yet? Too many people are passing away. Rest In Peace, George Michael. ??
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 25, 2016
RIP George Michael.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 25, 2016
Come on 2016 this is getting ridiculous. RIP George Michael– https://t.co/Z2GpiLl9um
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 25, 2016
2016 – loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael‘s family. pic.twitter.com/3h4xqEDXR9
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) December 25, 2016
So sorry to hear of the passing of George Michael. My prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) December 25, 2016
So sad to hear @GeorgeMichael passed away today. Loved his music and his heart. #LastChristmas #RIP
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) 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
“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.”
Needed a little more space to pay tribute to the genius of George Michael & its effect on me. If you want to read…https://t.co/odLM1Ppiqy
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) December 26, 2016
“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
Very sad to hear that George Michael passed. He was a very talented musician and singer. Love & mercy to his family, friends and fans.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) December 25, 2016
Dear George, gone too soon. It’s so sad. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Love, Neil and Chris x #PetText pic.twitter.com/lEltnajyOX
— Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) December 26, 2016
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) December 26, 2016
Another incredible talent gone. Thank you for all the music Mr George Michael. Thoughts with your family and friends…
— Disclosure (@disclosure) December 25, 2016
RIP George Michael pic.twitter.com/AIOXYPYyzE
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 25, 2016
So sad to hear about George Michael. So young .. R.I.P
— Gavin James (@gavinjames) December 26, 2016
Dedicated to one of my first pop idols. You will be missed sir. https://t.co/wJ82GsHyur
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) December 27, 2016
We’re all gonna miss you #RIPGeorge thanku for making so many of my favorite songs & videos of all time “Too Funky” https://t.co/emcqlMBGXL
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) December 27, 2016