Geçen yıl tam da bugünlerde Motörhead’in Lemmy’sini kaybetmiştik ve yeni yılın ilk günlerinde de David Bowie hayata veda edince 2016’nın nasıl geçeceği adeta belli olmuştu.
Prince, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen,Sharon Jones derken yılın bitimine beş gün kala George Michael’ın 53 yıllık hayatı da bu sabaha karşı son buldu.
Haber çabuk yayıldı ve hem müzik dünyası, hem de dünyanın her yanından dostları tepkilerini sosyal medya üzerinden dile getirmeye başladı. İlk satırlar ise Michael’ın yakın dostu ve Wham!’deki ortağı Andrew Ridgeley’den. İşte onlardan bazıları:
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 https://t.co/OlGTm4D9O6
— Andrew Ridgeley (@ajridgeley) December 26, 2016
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) December 26, 2016
Farewell My Friend! Another Great Artist leaves us. Can 2016 Fuck Off NOW? pic.twitter.com/aEGIUNSJbt
— Madonna (@Madonna) December 26, 2016
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016
It better not be true bout George Michael
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) December 25, 2016
Preacher, teacher pic.twitter.com/wkLdApP3YA
— Caroline Polachek (@carolineplz) December 25, 2016
Very sad to hear that George Michael passed. He was a very talented musician and singer. Love & mercy to his family, friends and fans.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) December 25, 2016
RIP George Michael pic.twitter.com/AIOXYPYyzE
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 25, 2016
this song made me want to learn how to have sex https://t.co/j3vpPDR7cu
— el-p (@therealelp) December 26, 2016
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
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) December 25, 2016
I've loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time.
— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 25, 2016
George Michael was a kind and gentle soul. #Wham
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 26, 2016