By Ruthie Friedlander
Updated Dec 26, 2016 @ 10:45 am
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Musician George Michael died on Dec. 25, 2016 at the age of 53.

“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,” Michael’s publicist confirmed to Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE.

Celebrities and friends took to social media to share memories of the late singer.