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George Michael’s Death: Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Mariah Carey Pay Tribute To Pop Icon

George Michael's Death

By now, you must have heard of the news of George Michael’s death. He was 80’s pop icon and sex symbol who gave us the old but gold hit songs like “Careless Whisper”, “Last Christmas”, “Faith” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.”

George Michael was more than just a pop star, he was a talented artist who has influenced and inspired many musicians and singers we now know today.

Here are some of the stars that were saddened by George Michael’s death and their final tributes to the pop icon:

Carrie Underwood

After hearing about the sad news, Carrie Underwood took to Instagram to share how George Michael’s music made an impact on her.

“As a child, his was the first voice I could pick out of the sea of voices I heard on the radio,” Underwood wrote. “Before I knew anything about him, I knew his voice. As an adult, I cried when I saw him in concert. His songs and his voice helped to teach me how to sing.”

Miley Cyrus

On the other hand, singer and philanthropist, Miley Cyrus thanked Michael for his advocacies, writing, “Miss you already! Thank you for your radical activism in the LGBTQ community! Love you always!”

Mariah Carey

On her Instagram, Mariah Carey shared a group photo with the late singer, saying he was an “inspiration” and that she was “honored to have not only been your fan, but a friend as well.”

“May you rest in peace,” Carey wrote.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney also paid tribute to his friend and fellow music icon.

“George Michael’s sweet soul music will live on even after his sudden death,” McCartney wrote, adding that he will miss Michael’s “self-deprecating humor.”

Sam Smith

Meanwhile, “Stay With Me” singer, Sam Smith said that Michael help mold him into the kind of artist he is today.

“Words can’t express how much you and your music meant and means to me. Please play his music as loud as you can today,” Smith urged.

George Michael died at the age of 53 due to heart failure. His dead body was found at home on Christmas morning by his boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz.

George Michael's death

“We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch. I went round there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully in bed. We don’t know what happened yet,” Fawaz said. “Everything had been very complicated recently, but George was looking forward to Christmas, and so was I. Now everything is ruined. I want people to remember him the way he was – he was a beautiful person.”

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