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George Michael: The World Reacts To Shock Death
26 December 2016, 00:12 | Updated: 26 December 2016, 00:50
Pop superstar George Michael has died aged just 53 and social media has been reacting in a remarkable way.
From gay rights groups...
R.I.P. George Michael. You inspired many and your music will live on in the hearts of the community. You will be sorely missed x pic.twitter.com/tjXqkArahj— Stonewall (@stonewalluk) December 25, 2016
...to fellow popstars:
It better not be true bout George Michael— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) December 25, 2016
Sad to hear that George Michael has died. He was an exceptional artist and a strong supporter of LGBT and workers' rights.— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) December 26, 2016
...to everyone in between:
George Michael wrote Praying for Time 25 years ago but I truly believe it's message means more now than ever. https://t.co/f03zlWYbLa— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 25, 2016
Like, everyone clearly thought he was brilliant, it just wasn't something they said very often because he started out in an 80s boy band.— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) December 26, 2016
And the combination of song and video in Outside – just one of the coolest things a pop star has ever done.— Pete Paphides (@petepaphides) December 25, 2016
Had the pleasure of knowing George Michael in the 80s. Voice of an angel. Now he can sing for them.— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 26, 2016
...and let's not forget the man himself, whose Twitter account was always lively:
Lots of love, The Singing Greek xxx— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) July 12, 2015