Music legend George Michael has been found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames.
“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” Michael’s family said in a statement released by Thames Valley Police.
The cause of death has been confirmed as heart failure.
Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx https://t.co/OlGTm4D9O6
— Andrew Ridgeley (@ajridgeley) December 26, 2016
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) 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
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) December 26, 2016
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) December 26, 2016
So so sad , R.I.P George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous & talented person . My thoughts are with his family.#GeorgeMichael
— Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) December 26, 2016
Heartbroken at the loss of one of my oldest friends. I will never forget the fun times we had together. Rest in Peace George, I’ll miss you💔 pic.twitter.com/HkJpvapLKy
— Sara Dallin (@SaraBananarama) December 26, 2016
George Michael 💔😢 You were such an inspiration. I’m honored to have not only been your fan, but a friend as well. May you rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/jJKSz22fHH
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) December 26, 2016
— Cindy Crawford (@CindyCrawford) December 26, 2016
RIP George Michael. I can’t believe it. Such an incredible singer and a lovely human being, far too young to leave us #georgemichael
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) December 25, 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
No words. RIP George. Bri https://t.co/E0wrO2POoy
— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) December 26, 2016