The death of George Michael, pop icon and one of the first major music superstars to come out as gay, has left many in shock, particularly in the last few days of a year in which we’ve lost so many. He was only 53 years old.
While the cause of the singer’s death has not yet been revealed, celebrities are flooding Twitter with condolences and memories of the 80s megastar. Here’s what some stars are saying:
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
2016 has decided that anyone who grew up in the 80s has to say goodbye to damn near everyone who meant anything to them in music growing up.
— el-p (@therealelp) 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
YVETTE NICOLE BROWN
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) December 25, 2016
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) December 25, 2016
George Michael was one of those generation-transcending icons whose songs my daughter and I both know the words to. RIP. pic.twitter.com/HL5d15uMRv
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 25, 2016
RIP George Michael. This right here: https://t.co/f1InfpBPUd
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) December 25, 2016
DAMON WAYANS JR.
2016 hates celebrities:(
You will be missed. https://t.co/03QlBixnkQ
— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) December 25, 2016
So saddened to hear about the passing of George Michael today. He was a truly gifted singer and a musical inspiration. #RIPGeorgeMichael
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) December 25, 2016
God Bless George Michael , Say a prayer for him . A nice human .
— Meat Loaf (@RealMeatLoaf) December 25, 2016
I can't believe George Michael has died 😩😞. One of my favorite singers… gone too young 💔 #RIP
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) December 25, 2016
One of the craziest 1 bar flips ever..
RIP George Michael. https://t.co/IWb08uDC4M
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) December 25, 2016
Rest In Peace, George Michael. Your talent, style and artistry is legendary. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten. pic.twitter.com/uIPUvpxSz8
— TJ Jackson (@tjjackson) December 25, 2016
What a year… RIP GEORGE MICHAEL … 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) December 25, 2016
R.I.P George Michael. Beyond sad, you were a legend, and you were far too young. Blasting "Last Christmas" now 🙏
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) December 25, 2016
Come on 2016 this is getting ridiculous. RIP George Michael💔 https://t.co/Z2GpiLl9um
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) December 25, 2016
Rest In Peace George Michael. Thank you for "Faith".
— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) December 25, 2016
George Michael RIP damn https://t.co/jG7LNN5sXz
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) 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
Wow. RIP George Michael pic.twitter.com/sVgRYnfm6J
— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) December 25, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 25, 2016
RIP George Michael 👆🏾
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) December 25, 2016