More Stars We Said Goodbye to In 2016

George Michael is dead at the age of 53.

"It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period," his rep said in a statement. "The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

As news of his passing hit, celebrity friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to the '80s icon.

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

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