UK - George Michael Performs

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The English pop superstar who charted hits and wowed audiences for almost more than three decades, George Michael‘s death has affected the world of music and Hollywood.

Michael’s former Wham! band mate Andrew Ridgeley said he was “heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend.” Famous fans and peers of the star voiced their shock and grief while paying tribute to what his music meant to so many.

Singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq reflected on his first time seeing Wham! perform.

“Remembering 1st Wham show @ the Oakland Coliseum,” Saadiq tweeted. “George Michael will always be remembered in front man history as one of the true artists.”

Elton John posted a photo of his old friend on Instagram

More celebrity reactions below:


Stunned. George Michael. A talented and gentle soul. May you rest in Gods love and Peace 🙏🏿 #RIPGeorgeMichael

— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) December 26, 2016



R.I.P. To The Legend George Michael…#Wham

— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) December 26, 2016


10 Christmases ago today James Brown died. Today, George Michael… RIP…

— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) December 26, 2016


Another beautiful talent taken away. Rest in power @GeorgeMichael. 2016 is just brutal. 😢

— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) December 26, 2016


Needed a little more space to pay tribute to the genius of George Michael & its effect on me. If you want to read…

— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) December 26, 2016


George Michael?!?!? Nooooooo! 2016 has been brutal. Show ppl you love them everyday. Life is too short

— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 26, 2016


R.I.P. George Michael…

Thankful for the music…

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 26, 2016


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