George Michael, who gained his start after the creation of pop duo Wham!, passed away Christmas Day in Oxfordshire. “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,” a statement from George’s family read.
The death of the 53-year-old icon shocked the world and many celebrities have shared a few words to remember him. Miley Cyrus paid her respects by highlighting George’s activism for the LGBTQ community. Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke penned a touching note about the man who inspired her to “dare to dream.”
See a few of the tributes below.
(Photo credits: Greg Horan, Gregg Sulkin, Ellie Goulding and Miley Cyrus Twitter accounts, Ally Brooke and Lindsay Lohan Instagram accounts)