Celebs React to George Michael’s Death

·Managing Editor, Yahoo Celebrity
George Michael performs on stage on his 'Faith' tour, at Earls Court Arena on June 15th, 1988 in London, England. (Photo: Peter Still/Redferns)
George Michael “passed away peacefully at home,” said his publicist. (Photo: Morena Brengola/Getty Images)

Sadly, it was George Michael’s “Last Christmas.” The singer-songwriter, who rose to fame as part of the British ’80s musical duo Wham! and went on to have a successful solo career, died of heart failure “over the Christmas period” at the age of 53, his publicist told the BBC. The pop star’s friends, fans, and fellow musicians — including his Wham! bandmate, Andrew Ridgeley — immediately took to social media to mourn and remember the man behind such hit songs such as “Faith,” “Careless Whisper,” and “One More Try.”

great music that will always be with us…..RIP

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on Dec 26, 2016 at 7:56am PST

Freedom.

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r.i.p.

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