HomeNewsPop Icon George Michael Passes Away At 53 Rajrishi Murthi December 26, 2016 News Photo Credit: CreditSusana Vera/Reuters 2016 has been nothing short of justifying itself as a two-sided coin. And as the year comes to a close, we have now lost British pop icon George Michael. While the music industry has ushered in massive success throughout the past twelve months, we have also suffered irreparable loss in the form of visionaries like Prince, David Bowie and more. According to news reports, the legendary figure was found dead on Sunday at his home due to heart failure in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. Famously known for his solo records and his contribution towards the highly famed duo Wham!, his publicist issued a statement earlier today which read: “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.” A number of people took to social media to express their shock, grief and memories from the ‘Careless Whisper’ singer. I always had great respect for George's talent, especially as a songwriter. This year has been quite the enemy to music. RIP #GeorgeMichael pic.twitter.com/Kxs09XtCN3 — Richard Marx (@richardmarx) December 26, 2016 So sad to hear that George Michael has passed away. We were both managed by LIPPMAN & KAHANE. What a tragic loss to a tremendous talent. — Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) December 26, 2016 other than a global pop phenom, George Michael was one of the true British soul greats. alot of us owe him an unpayable debt. bye George xx — Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) December 25, 2016 #RIPGeorgeMichael. You were an absolute genius. My sincerest condolences go out to your family, David, Michael and your whole team — Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) December 26, 2016 When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, I cried. They had a tribute concert for him where #GeorgeMichael sang this. https://t.co/cHizw7u3pc — Nikhil Chinapa (@nikhilchinapa) December 26, 2016 Farewell My Friend! 🙏🏻 Another Great Artist leaves us. 💔Can 2016 Fuck Off NOW? pic.twitter.com/aEGIUNSJbt — Madonna (@Madonna) December 26, 2016 I've loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time. — James Corden (@JKCorden) December 25, 2016 Need 2016 to be over now. So desperately sad to read off the death of George Michael. Fine singer and musician, a real hero of mine. — Groove Armada (@GrooveArmada) December 26, 2016 Finding out about George Michael was absolutely shocking.. So young, so endlessly talented.. May 2016 be over soon 😞 #ripgeorgemichael — Ørjan Nilsen (@orjan_nilsen) December 26, 2016 H/T: Pitchfork Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.