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...
Farewell My Friend. Another Great Artist leaves us. Can 2016 F— Off NOW?
I am beyond heartbroken and devastated by another tragic loss. R.I.P. dearest Georgy. #GeorgeMichael #ripgeorgemichael
It's a blue Christmas without you #GeorgeMichael Thank you for your soulful music and open heart.
I've loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time.
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!
Unbelievable. RIP George Michael.
I can't deal with this. One of my ALL TIME favorites. RIP George Michael and I really hate writing that so much.
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
I just heard about my friend @GeorgeMichael's death. He was such a brilliant talent. I'm so sad.
Rest with the glittering stars, George Michael. You've found your Freedom, your Faith. It was your Last Christmas, and we shall miss you.
I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts that God gave to man. RIP George Michael.
Wow. RIP George Michael.
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.
If submitted, the Freedom '90 music video would win best picture at this years Oscars.
So saddened to hear about the passing of George Michael today. He was a truly gifted singer and a musical inspiration. #RIPGeorgeMichael
#rip Geprge MIichael You will be greatly missed. Unbelievable talent that will serenade the angels.
Shocked to hear about #georgemichael. What an amazing voice. Praying for his family.
Had the pleasure of knowing George Michael in the 80s. Voice of an angel. Now he can sing for them.