George Michael’s death leaves Elton John ‘deeply shocked’ as he loses his ‘beloved friend’

George Michael’s death leaves Elton John ‘deeply shocked’ as he loses his ‘beloved friend’

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George Michael’s death has left his close friend, Elton John , “deeply shocked”.

The former Wham! singer died peacefully at his home aged just 53.

Elton John joined a host of stars to pay tribute to the Faith singer, describing him as a “generous soul and brilliant artist”.

The 69-year-old took to Instagram to mourn his friend in an emotional post.

He said: “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 and all of his fans.”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”tr”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Absolutely devastated to hear of the loss of <a href=””>@GeorgeMichael</a&gt; Truly brilliant talent <a href=””>#sad</a&gt; <a href=””>#sad</a&gt; <a href=””>#sad</a></p>&mdash; Martin Fry (@ABCFRY) <a href=”″>25 Aralık 2016</a></blockquote>

Contemporaries Duran Duran referenced the so-called “curse of 2016” – which has seen the deaths of rock and pop behemoths David Bowie, Prince and Rick Parfitt, posted on their official Twitter account: “2016 – loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael’s family.”

This year’s X Factor winner Matt Terry said: “Noooooooooooooooo! I cannot believe this !!!! RIP George Michael”.

Matt Lucas, who worked with the singer during a sketch for BBC comedy Little Britain, said: “Well 2016, you had to just take one more, didn’t you?”

Entrepreneur and television personality Duncan Bannatyne said: “George Michael has now been taken by the curse of 2016. Please make him the last. RIP.”

While former Radio One disc jockey Tony Blackburn said: “Unbelievable, George Michael has died at the age of 53. RIP.This dreadful year goes on and on. So sad, a real talent.”