Over Fifty Veteran Artists Salute George Michael

by VVN Music

The reactions to the death of George Michael came quickly and were on a par with what we heard earlier this year for such artists as Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen.

Andrew Ridgeley

God didn't give it, you did my old friend.
Cleft with grief.
A xx https://twitter.com/bbcworld/status/813225180738834432 …

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.

Paul McCartney

George Michael's sweet soul music will live on even after his sudden death. Having worked with him on a number of occasions his great talent always shone through and his self deprecating sense of humour made the experience even more pleasurable.

Ringo Starr

God bless George Michael peace and love to all his friends and family.

Madonna

Farewell My Friend! πŸ™πŸ» Another Great Artist leaves us. πŸ’”Can 2016 Fuck Off NOW?

Elton John

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, friends and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP

Peter Gabriel
Very sad to learn of George’s death and the premature loss of another very talented musician.

I had got to know him a little through my brother-in-law, Niall Flynn, who has been a musical collaborator of George’s for twenty-five years. He was always kind and generous.

It is particularly sad when he had made the decision to turn his life around and was making good progress.

He will be much missed.

- Peter Gabriel

Nile Rodgers

I was just at his home the morning of our last @CHICorg show on Dec 23rd in London. I'm stunned #RIPGeorgeMichael My heartfelt condolences.

Julian Lennon

So sorry to hear of George’s passing... I only met then man once, but he was a gentleman & truly talented.... Your Music Lives On... You will be missed.... x

Robbie Williams

Oh God no …I love you George …Rest In Peace x

Liam Gallagher

It better not be true bout George Michael

Boy George

He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words. Devastating. What a beautiful voice he had and his music will live on as a testament to his talent. I can't believe he is gone. I hope the Buddha will hold him in his arms.

Brian May

I just saw the sad news about George Michael as I was heading for bed.

I don’t have the words.

This year has cruelly taken so many fine people way too young.

And George ?

That gentle boy ?

All that beautiful talent ?

Can't begin to compute this.

RIP George.

Sing with Freddie. And the Angels.

Bri

Brian Wilson

Very sad to hear that George Michael passed. He was a very talented musician and singer. Love & mercy to his family, friends and fans.

Duran Duran

2016 - loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael's family.

Annie Lennox

I feel very sad and shocked to hear the news about George Michael today..
He meant such a lot to the millions of people who loved and appreciated his music everywhere around the world.

Cat Stevens/Yusuf

It's so sad to hear that we have another death in our musical family, this time my Cypriot brother and compatriot, George Michael. No one was quite as close in terms of background, having been brought up son of a cafe owner from Muswell Hill, we both shared that exclusively unique Greek cultural experience. As well as that, we both tasted fame and glory on our own terms, though in slightly different eras and musical genres. We will miss him and pray God will have mercy on him and grant his family space and peace at this difficult time.

Kylie Minogue

Thank you for the music, magic and memories. #RIPgeorgemichael

Dannii Minogue

#RIPGeorgeMichael One of my first pop concerts was Wham - I'll never forget it. Thank you for the music.

Glenn Hughes

Not today .. not another fallen brother in 2016... words cannot express how I feel about George's passing πŸ™ RIP brother 🌹your love light will shine on🌊 thank you for your Gift 🌹

Meat Loaf

God Bless George Michael , Say a prayer for him . A nice human .
M

Usher

2016 has been a rough one. #RIPGeorgeMichael

Johnny Marr

Very sad to hear about George Michael. He was a lovely person.

Darlene Love

We lost one of the greatest male vocalists and songwriters of our time. My favorite songs are "Last Christmas" and this one with Aretha Franklin - Rest In Peace, George Michael πŸ˜₯

Bob Geldof

We've lost another friend. Watching Band Aid is going to get even harder and more sad. Goodnight George Michael. RIP.

Simply Red

Its hard to take in. One of our most talented singer songwriters has left us. RIP George Michael. Such sad, tragic news. 2016 please end.

Pet Shop Boys

Dear George, gone too soon. It's so sad. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Love, Neil and Chris x #PetText

Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Sad to hear the news about George Michael , and so many great singers and songwriters we lost this year.

Geri Horner (Spice Girls)

So so sad , R.I.P George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous & talented person . My thoughts are with his family.#GeorgeMichael

Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls)

So so sad, R.I.P George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous & talented person. My thoughts are with his family.

Spandau Ballet

We are incredibly sad at the passing of our dear friend George Michael. A brilliant artist & great songwriter.

MC Hammer

Stunned. George Michael. A talented and gentle soul. May you rest in Gods love and Peace πŸ™πŸΏ #RIPGeorgeMichael

La Toya Jackson

You have given the #world an amazing gift! What a #talent! What a #loss! We will continue to love you! #RIP George Michael! πŸ™πŸΌ

Gloria Gaynor

So sorry to hear of the passing of George Michael. My prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.

Chaka Khan

Another beautiful talent taken away. Rest in power @GeorgeMichael. 2016 is brutal.

Belinda Carlisle

Absolutely devastated about George Michael.

Bryan Adams

RIP George Michael. I can't believe it. Such an incredible singer and a lovely human being, far too young to leave us.

Mick Box (Uriah Heep)

...and now George Michael has left us! Another great talent gone to that great green room in the sky! RIP Mick URIAH HEEP

Alison Moyet

I met George Michael a few times & he was ever a gentle, unassuming soul.A rare presence in a world full of self.
Honest, genuine talent.

Lisa Stansfield

Absolutely devastating, we have lost such a wonderful soul & wonderful voice. Goodbye George. Much love and respect.

Leo Sayer

George Michael R.I.P. What a terrible shock! I hope you'll find peace now George, and thanks for the wonderful music you gave us. Sad day with yet another legend gone way before his time....

Tim McGraw

great music that will always be with us.....RIP

Scorpions

Another great loss for the World of Music .... RIP George Michael

Rob Thomas

mine & mari's song of the day: JESUS TO A CHILD - GEORGE MICHAEL (R.I.P. GEORGIOS)

Darius Rucker

Song of the day...."Kissing A Fool" by George Michael. RIP George. Amazing singer and songwriter!!!

Sister Sledge

George Michael was such a talented artist who contributed to the richness of our lives with his music. Condolences to his family and loved ones. Another said day in music.

Billy Bragg

Sorry to hear of the death of George Michael. His support for the LGBTQ community, for the NHS and for the miners marked him out as an activist as well as a great artist.

Paul Young

I did all my tweets last night then went to bed, woke up and someone had posted this great photo, which I will now treasure… what a sad loss for everyone, Good night George xxx

J.R. Richards (Dishwalla)

So incredibly sad to hear of George Michael's passing... another beautiful voice silenced way too soon...

Sara Dalin (Bananarama)

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 youπŸ’”

English Beat

farewell to a great singer xx

Lenny Kravitz

Freedom! Rest in peace brother.

Gavin Rossdale

A beautiful Christmas with my boys but so saddened by the passing of George Michael -and extraordinary talent -
So missed RIP X

David Cassidy

This is sooooo very sad. This is devastating news. I got to know George in the mid 80's. He was such a beautiful person and a brilliant talent. I will personally miss this man and I know the world will miss his talent. RIP Yog!

My thoughts are with George Michael's family and friends at this very sad time.

David

Veruca Salt

Only he could fill freddie's shoes #ripgeorgemichael i hope they're up there singing their hearts out together now

Samantha Fox

OMG. I'm in shock! My friend, my inspiration, I love you George ❤
Rest in peace, I love you! Your Sammy
All my love to your family. My love and prays are with you all

Sony Music

George Michael was a supremely gifted artist and a true music icon. Sony Music had the privilege to have worked with him over several decades on a number of his legendary releases, and we join the world in mourning the loss of a great superstar. Our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.

The Recording Academy

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of two-time GRAMMY® Award recipient George Michael. During an influential career that spanned nearly four decades, George became one of the most beloved pop craftsmen and respected entertainers. From the enormous success he achieved with pop duo Wham! to his influential solo career, his extraordinary talent had a profound impact on countless entertainers worldwide, and his creative contributions will live on forever. We have lost a cherished artist and our sincerest condolences go out to George’s family, friends, and musical collaborators. He will be missed.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

Sam Smith

Words can't express how much you and your music meant and means to me. Please play his music as loud as you can today & celebrate one of the most magical, talented, bravest & important figures in music & life as I know it. Your music & message will live on. I would not be the artist I am if it wasn't for you.

Carrie Underwood

I never told him (mainly because I thought I'd freak him out) but #georgemichael has always been such an influence on me. As a child, his was the first voice I could pick out of the sea of voices I heard on the radio. Before I knew anything about him, I knew his voice. As an adult, I cried when I saw him in concert. His songs and his voice helped to teach me how to sing. I will forever regret not letting him know...Thank you, George, for giving the world your gifts...may you rest in peace.

Simon Cowell

Rest in peace George. You were always one of the greatest.

Mark Ronson

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

Miley Cyrus

Miss you already! Thank you for your radical activism in the LGBTQ community! Love you always!


...and one big "Oooops":

Sarah Michelle Geller

Do you really want to hurt me? I guess you do 2016-#ripboygeorge I was truly one of your biggest fans.

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