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Tributes Flow In As Further Details Emerge About George Michael’s Cause Of Death

Written by Zanda Wilson on December 26, 2016

The revelation of British pop star George Michael‘s tragic passing rocked the world of music today, and since the news of his passing was made public tributes to the singer have begun to flow in from across the globe.

This morning it emerged that Michael died peacefully in his home over the weekend, and Michael’s manager has since revealed to Billboard that his cause of death was heart failure.

Now, musicians and celebrities worldwide have begun pouring out their heartfelt tributes online, with Elton John, Mark Ronson, Duran Duran, Corey Feldman, James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres, George Takei and many, many more paying tribute to the Michael who’s influence spanned across generations.

While his friends, contemporaries and fans shared their sadness at the news, actress Sarah Michelle Geller somehow managing to make the crucial error of confusing George Michael with the very much still-alive Boy George.

Boy George Michael

Geller has since corrected herself, thankfully.

At least she wasn’t wrong to call out 2016 for being an unbelievably horrible year – with many others including Duran Duran lamenting the “lost of another talented soul” this year, while Elton John expressed his sorrow at the lost of a “beloved friend” and a “brilliant artist.”

Check out some of the many tributes flooding social media today, below.

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