Several pop stars are sharing their thoughts about news pop icon George Michael has died on Christmas Day of heart failure at his home in Oxfordshire, England. Michael was 53.
In a statement, Michael’s publicist said: “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.”
Among the tweets about the sad news:
Theo Hutchcraft (@theohurts): One of the true greats and a huge inspiration. Goodbye George.
Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): Coffee and George Michael videos. #loopandrepeat
Jared Evan (@JaredEvan): RIP George Michael he was one of the illest. “Revive Me” was kind of inspired by this joint
Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): He smiled at me, like Jesus to a child. My heart hurts. I loved you George.
Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson): #Heartbroken Here’s how George Michael impacted my life… http://debbiegibsonofficial.com/blog-rip-george-michael/
KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): Fu**. George Michael. So sad, what a genius legend. I grew up with him and loved his music so much.
Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira): RIP GEORGE MICHAEL
Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): R.I.P George Michael. Mari and I and our family are gutted. He was a true gentleman, one of the most talented people on earth and the soundtrack to our youth. An absolute legend. we were proud to be able to call him a friend and will miss that beautiful smile terribly. Sending love to all of his family on this sad Christmas. #ripgeorgemichael
Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Rest In Peace George Michael. Hope the sexy sax from Careless Whisper is raising your spirit through those pearly…
Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): George Michael wrote those records. produced them. played most of the instruments on them. what a beast of a talent. what a brutal year.
Yoav (@yoavmusic): Another great songwriter lost this year.. George Michael.. Much too soon…
That’s Prince,David Bowie,Leonard Cohen and George Michael in the space of a few months. :/
Travis Garland (@TravisGarland): RIP George Michael.
J Sutta (@JSutta): He will live forever with the amazing music he created. Thank you for the inspiration, kindness and artistry. RIP George Michael.
Mika (@mikasounds): Been rehearsing for the Florence symphonic concert for the past few hours and got a text whilst singing, that George Michael had passed
Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): So saddened to hear about the passing of George Michael today. He was a truly gifted singer and a musical inspiration. #RIPGeorgeMichael
Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP @GeorgeMichael
Elizabeth McClarnon (@LizMcClarnon): So very sad and shocked to hear about George Michael
Esmée Denters (@esmeeworld): 2016 Stop taking my heroes. RIP George Michael gone too soon. Freedom, Faith some of my all time favourites. Such an inspiration
Pixie Lott (@PixieLott): Grew up listening to the beautiful and talented @GeorgeMichael – my mama’s favourite! was a pleasure to meet him. so sad to hear the news
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): I can’t believe George Michael has died. One of my favorite singers… gone too young #RIP
Sondre Lerche (@SondreLerche): One of my fondest MTV memories is this live debut of Jesus To A Child he did over a year before song was released.
The great George Michael. I’m so grateful for his tremendous music & vision + for how happy that Wham! tape made my mom in that beat up car.
My next album Pleasure owes a huge debt to George Michael. As does popular culture and song. He was brilliant and badass in every way.
LA ROUX (@larouxofficial): Another one gone…. What a voice, what a songwriter @GeorgeMichael
Tom Fletcher (@TomFletcher): Just seen the news about George Michael. Unbelievable. So sad.
Vanessa White (@VanessaWhite): So shocked to hear about George Michael
Sondre Lerche (@SondreLerche): Added this incredible George Michael song to the infinite playlist just days ago. Now he’s gone too. A great artist.
Julian Perretta (@julianperretta): Goodnight sweet prince. George Michael. Forever one of the greatest. RIP