LOOK: Stars Pay Tribute to George Michael
News of George Michael's passing has saddened the music world.
Elton John, among Michael's closest friends, was among those deeply affected by his death. The legendary singer-songwriter took to Instagram and posted a photo of him and George saying, "I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP"
Stars have also expressed their sadness over the tragic news.
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
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
We are incredibly sad at the passing of our dear friend George Michael. A brilliant artist & great songwriter. Spandau Ballet / Steve Dagger— Spandau Ballet (@SpandauBallet) December 25, 2016
God Bless George Michael , Say a prayer for him . A nice human .— Meat Loaf (@RealMeatLoaf) December 25, 2016
what kind of brilliant, broken genius writes a song like this at 26https://t.co/a3gnL9DnfT— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) December 25, 2016
R.I.P George Michael. Beyond sad, you were a legend, and you were far too young. Blasting "Last Christmas" now ??— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) December 25, 2016
RIP @GeorgeMichael ??— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) December 25, 2016
Another incredible talent gone. Thank you for all the music Mr George Michael. Thoughts with your family and friends... ????????— Disclosure (@disclosure) December 25, 2016
I can't believe George Michael has died ????. One of my favorite singers... gone too young ?? #RIP— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) December 25, 2016
Is this year over yet? Too many people are passing away. Rest In Peace, George Michael. ??— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 25, 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
Wow. RIP George Michael pic.twitter.com/sVgRYnfm6J— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) December 25, 2016
Another beautiful voice gone too soon. #ripgeorgemichael— josh groban (@joshgroban) December 26, 2016
Unbelievable.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 25, 2016
RIP George Michael.