New Delhi: British Pop singer and icon of 1980’s and 90’s George Michael was found dead on Sunday at his home in Oxfordshire, England.
The singer composer who rose to fame with band WHAM and went ahead with a solo career lined with controversies and chart-topping hits left for his heavenly abode at the age of 53.
As soon as the news of his death surfaced, grief-stricken reactions of friends and fans poured in via twitter.
No, not George Michael as well. Another musical great leaves us this year. 2016 can just sod off. #RIPGeorge
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 25, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) December 25, 2016
“This is your friendly neighborhood pool guy, saying, I’m never gonna dance again, the way I dance with you Ohh ohhhhh” WHAM! #RIPGeorge
— El Kopo (@kopy16) December 26, 2016
— Peter Som (@PeterSom) 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
Michael who was born in London and whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou — sold more than 100 million albums during his musical career lasting almost four decades. He was well-known for his 1984 solo single “Careless Whisper”.
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