George Michael: Mourned, Remembered by Stars Everywhere

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2016 has claimed about celebrity.

On Christmas Day, George Michael died at the age of 53 of heart failure.

One of the most influential singers of his generation, Michael will be greatly missed by fans around the world.

And also by his fellow stars. Scroll down and all around to read social media reaction to his unexpected passing...

1. Madonna

Farewell My Friend. Another Great Artist leaves us. Can 2016 F— Off NOW?

2. Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista
I am beyond heartbroken and devastated by another tragic loss. R.I.P. dearest Georgy. #GeorgeMichael #ripgeorgemichael

3. Christy Turlington

Christy Turlington
It's a blue Christmas without you #GeorgeMichael Thank you for your soulful music and open heart.

4. James Corden

James Corden
I've loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time.

5. La Toya Jackson

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!

6. Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais
Unbelievable. RIP George Michael.

7. Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner
I can't deal with this. One of my ALL TIME favorites. RIP George Michael and I really hate writing that so much.

8. Elton John

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

9. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres
I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael's death. He was such a brilliant talent. I'm so sad.

10. George Takei

George Takei
Rest with the glittering stars, George Michael. You've found your Freedom, your Faith. It was your Last Christmas, and we shall miss you.

11. Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia
I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man. RIP George Michael.

12. Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson
Wow. RIP George Michael.

13. Mark Ronson

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.

14. Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield
If submitted, the Freedom '90 music video would win best picture at this years Oscars.

15. Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey
So saddened to hear about the passing of George Michael today. He was a truly gifted singer and a musical inspiration. #RIPGeorgeMichael

16. Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump
#rip Geprge MIichael You will be greatly missed. Unbelievable talent that will serenade the angels.

17. Carson Daly

Carson Daly
Shocked to hear about #georgemichael. What an amazing voice. Praying for his family.

18. Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe
Had the pleasure of knowing George Michael in the 80s. Voice of an angel. Now he can sing for them.

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