Paul McCartney leaves touching tribute to George Michael
Beatles legend takes to Twitter to pay tribute to 53-year-old
BY JOSH PARRY
26 DEC 2016
George Michael and Sir Paul McCartney perform on stage at Live 8 London in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Sir Paul McCartney paid an emotional tribute to George Michael after the singer died on Christmas day .
The Beatles legend took to Twitter to voice his sadness at the tragic news - and said his “sweet soul music will live on even after his sudden death.”
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He posted the message alongside a picture of him and George - after the pair worked together on Heal the Pain.
It read: “George Michael’s sweet soul music will live on even after his sudden death.
“Having worked with him on a number of occasions his great talent always shone through and his self deprecating sense of humour made the experience even more pleasurable.”
Sir Paul’s touching message comes after a host of famous Liverpool names also paid tributes.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) 26 de diciembre de 2016
Liverpool singer Rebecca Ferguson was one of the first to react to the news, and questioned why we had lost so many music greats this year.
She tweeted: “George Michael is a legend. Why have we lost so many legends this year? Life’s too short. x”
Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson also took to Twitter to pay his respects.
He tweeted: “Sad to hear the news about George Michael, and so many great singers and songwriters we lost this year.”
Police are treating the 53-year-old’s death as unexplained but not suspicious.
A statement released by Thames Valley Police said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2pm Christmas Day.
“Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene.
“At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A post mortem will be undertaken in due course.
“There will be no further updates from Thames Valley Police until the post mortem has taken place.”
In a statement, the star’s publicist said he had “died peacefully at home”.
It read: “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.”