Celebrities React — In Shock — to the Death of George Michael

British singer George Michael performs on stage during a charity gala for the benefit of Sidaction, at the Opera Garnier in Paris, on September 9, 2012. Sidaction is a charity event which aims to collect money for the struggle against AIDS virus. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read Miguel Medina/AFP/GettyImages)

Celebrities React — In Shock — to the Death of George Michael

The pop icon was only 53.

Published December 25, 2016

The death of George Michael, pop icon and one of the first major music superstars to come out as gay, has left many in shock, particularly in the last few days of a year in which we've lost so many. He was only 53 years old.

While the cause of the singer's death has not yet been revealed, celebrities are flooding Twitter with condolences and memories of the 80s megastar. Here's what some stars are saying:

  1. Questlove
  2. el-p
  3. Ellen DeGeneres
  4. Yvette Nicole Brown
  5. Katie Couric
  6. Joy Reid
  7. Jeffrey Wright
  8. Damon Wayans Jr.
  9. Nick Lachey
  10. Meat Loaf
  11. Victoria Justice
  12. Just Blaze
  13. TJ Jackson
  14. Q-Tip
  15. OneRepublic
  16. Audra McDonald
  17. Estelle
  18. Talib Kweli Greene
  19. Gloria Gaynor
  20. Randy Jackson
  21. Margaret Cho
  22. Jordan Peele

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP/GettyImages)

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