Un anno funesto. Una morte dolorosa. George Michael è morto a 53 anni stroncato da un infarto nella sua casa nell’Oxfordshire proprio il giorno di Natale. Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou era nato a Londra da padre greco, i primi passi nella musica come DJ quindi insieme alla band ska Executive dei fratelli Ridegley e al futuro David Austin. Nel 1981 la svolta con la nascita degli Wham!, il clamoroso successo globale e nel 1987 l’inizio della carriera solista. Oltre 100 milioni di album venduti durante una carriera contraddistinta anche da vicende private e personali che oggi francamente non interessano più. Di seguito il ricordo social in via d’aggiornamento:
Andrew Ridgeley > 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
Mark Ronson > what kind of brilliant, broken genius writes a song like this at 26
St. Vincent > George Michael, too? No more,2016. No more
Mark Lanegan > RIP George Michael. What a fucked year
Liam Gallagher > It better not be true bout George Michael
!!! > We r gonna talk about lyrics 2 Praying For Time now, right? Put it on n cry ur eyes out. RIP GM hope u found ur freedom. We never gave u up.
Chris Goss > George, we hope your soul is finally at peace. Not many could do this for Freddie
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.
Ricky Gervais > Unbelievable. RIP George Michael.
Simone Marie > Very sad to hear of George Michael’s passing. An incredible voice and talent
Duran Duran > 2016 – loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to George Michael’s family.
Ringo Starr > God bless George Michael peace and love to all his friends and family
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
Questlove > I don’t have it in me anymore to write about our greats. I just knew one day I’d get to work with #GeorgeMichael. Sad Christmas.
el-p > this song made me want to learn how to have sex
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!
Q-Tip > What a year… RIP GEORGE MICHAEL
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.
Talib Kweli > 10 Christmases ago today James Brown died. Today, George Michael… RIP…
Gloria Gaynor > So sorry to hear of the passing of George Michael. My prayers and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
Ryan Adams > RIP George Michael
Madonna > Farewell My Friend!
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
Lindsay Lohan > My love. My spirit and my heart is with you and your loved ones. In your beautiful words — ‘I think you’re amazing.’ You’re my friend for saying you would sing at my wedding…. we will speak through our prayers always — i have you as an angel above. I love you darling. Thank you for inspiring so many true people. Angel
Josh Groban > Another beautiful voice gone too soon
Robbie Williams > Oh God no …I love you George …Rest In Peace x
Nile Rodgers > You were an absolute genius. My sincerest condolences go out to your family, David, Michael and your whole team
Russel Crowe > RIP George Michael
Martin Fry > Absolutely devastated to hear of the loss of GeorgeMichael Truly brilliant talent #sad #sad #sad.
Howard Jones > Can’t believe George Michael has passed ….one of the greatest singers and writers the UK ever produced. I’m really saddened ..a lovely man
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
La Roux > Another one gone…. What a voice, what a songwriter
James Corden > I’ve loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time.
Chaka Khan > Another beautiful talent taken away. Rest in power @GeorgeMichael. 2016 is just brutal.
Miley Cyrus > Miss you already! Thank you for your radical activism in the LGBTQ community! Love you always!
Disclosure > Another incredible talent gone. Thank you for all the music Mr George Michael. Thoughts with your friends and family…
Matty (The 1975) > Rest in peace George Michael. A true icon X
Boy George > I am thinking of George Michael’s family, friends and fans right now. 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. NMRK.
Michael Des Barres > Deeply saddened, again, by this musical icon’s passing. A profound, entertaining and controversial lyricist – songwriter. I saw George Michael live and was astounded at his ability to entertain the audience.. A rock ‘n’ roll plague is upon us. All of you guys who grew up with him my deepest condolences. A great artist RIP.
Jesse Hughes > It’s with great sadness that I have learned of the passing of one of my biggest heroes I love you George Michael…,and I’m never going to dance again…..
Lenny Kravitz > Freedom! Rest in peace
Tove Lo > RIP GM
Llyod Cole > Last Christmas, I gave you my heart But the very next day, you gave it away This year, to save me from tears I’ll give it to someone special
Stephen Street > Just awoke to read the sad news about
#georgemichael Very sad news! 2016, you are too unkind
Loz Colbert > Shocked to hear this news about George Michael.. RIP
Groove Armada > 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.
Pet Shop Boys > Dear George, gone too soon. It’s so sad. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Love, Neil and Chris x
Caroline Polachek > Preacher teacher
Spandau Ballet > We are incredibly sad at the passing of our dear friend George Michael. A brilliant artist & great songwriter. Spandau Ballet / Steve Dagger
Meat Loaf > God Bless George Michael , Say a prayer for him . A nice human . M
Johnny Marr > Very sad to hear about George Michael. He was a lovely person.
Belinda Carlisle > Absolutely devastated about George Michael
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
Kylie Minogue > Thank you for the music, magic and memories
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…
Laura Pausini > You’ll always be my very fav male artist. My heart is the saddest. RIP amazing George Michael. I cannot believe it
Axl Rose > RIP George
Mariah Carey > 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.
Cat Stevens > So sad to hear my Cypriot brother
@GeorgeMichael has passed away. Will miss him & pray God will have mercy on him. Condolences to his family
Julian Lennon > So sorry to hear of George’s passing … I only met the man once, but he was a gentleman & truly talented…. Your Music Lives On… You will be missed…. x
Geri Horner > So so sad , RIP George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous & talented person. My thoughts are with his family
Pepsi Demacque > Broken by the lost of my friend my brother a major part of my life never forgotten I have amazing memories to hold close to my heart RIP
Sara Dallin > 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