George Michael is dead, he was 53 years old.
The singer died away peacefully at his home in London on Christmas Day
The Careless Whisper singer “died peacefully at his home” according to his publicist.
Fans of the star – who found fame in Wham in the 1980s – flooded social media to comment on his passing, with people devastated at their loss.
During the course of his career, Michael sold more than 80 million records worldwide.
One Twitter user wrote:“George Michael dead. 2016 you suck.”
Another said: “Devastated by this news. Damn you, 2016 #RIP”
A third wrote: “George Michael really died? damn, 2016 still ain’t playin…”