George Michael dead; celebrities react to the Wham! singer’s death

From fronting Wham! — which gave us monster hits in the 1980s including “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Everything She Wants” to a successful solo career (“Faith,” “Freedom”), George Michael was a powerhouse of pop music.

Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, Michael would go on to start Wham! in 1981 with Andrew Ridgeley.

Following the news of Michael’s death at age 53 in Oxfordshire, England, on Dec. 25, celebrities who both knew him and/or his music took to social media to reflect on a pop giant. staff