George Michael, the famous U.K. singer who died late last Sunday at the age of 53, will forever be remembered by many people whose lives he touched through music and kindness.
The London-born star collaborated with Elton John for a 1992 work on the popular 1974 hit song “Don’t let the sun go down on me.”
Among those morning the passing of this music legend are Elton John, MC Hammer, Bryan Adams, Madonna, and Michael’s Australian boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, who found him lifeless on the bed last Sunday.
Fawaz, who has been in a four-year relationship with the deceased, tweeted that losing him on a Christmas Day is a tragedy that will never be forgotten.
“He [Michael] died peacefully in bed first thing in the morning…,” he wrote on Twitter.
The deceased went public with the truth that he lost an ex-partner to AIDS many years ago.
Kenny Goss, an ex-boyfriend to the Londoner, wrote a tribute on Twitter after news of Michael’s death surfaced online.
“He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much,” the post reads.
Though reports say the cause of death is yet to be released by autopsy, a report from Yahoo 7 quotes Michael Lippman, the singer’s former manager, as saying in an interview that “the British pop singer – who shot to fame in the 1980s – died of heart failure at his home on Sunday.”
Michael and Fawaz have lived in Australia since 2012.
Fans, friends and well wishers are pouring out their hearts for a man whose kindness knew no boundaries.
Testimonies from some British charities have confirmed that the pop singer made secret donations worth millions of dollars to Macmillan Cancer Support, Terrence Higgins Trust and Childline.
He was also said to have handed a total of $8,500 tip to a bartender after news reached him that the girl was on a part-time job to pay off student debts.
Image: George Michael
Richard Osman, a TV personality, had this to say about Michael. In his words: “A woman on Deal Or No Deal told us she needed £15k for IVF treatment. George Michael secretly phoned the next day and gave her the £15k.”
Michael died “peacefully” in Goring, England.
Cindi Berger, his publicist, said: “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.
“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
Image taken in 2012 shows Fadi Fawad (left) and George Michael (right) in Australia.
An official statement released by Thames Valley Police before comments from Berger and Lippman, described the singer’s death as “unexplained but not suspicious” and that “a post mortem will be undertaken in due course.”