Elton John paid tribute to his longtime friend George Michael last night.
The legendary singer and songwriter opened his Las Vegas concert with an emotional rendition of his song with the late singer, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”
John also spoke to the crowd through his tears about how close he was to the former Wham! singer.
After telling the audience that he wished that “George was here to sing” their duet with him, he recalled the beginnings of their friendship and how difficult he took … read more
A heartfelt farewell. Elton John was in tears during an emotional tribute to his late friend George Michael during a concert in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 28.
John, 69, played “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” a song that the pair had memorably dueted on in 1991. The singer fought back tears as he told the audience, “I only wish George was here to sing it with me,” the Mirror reports. Sitting at a piano, he sang the 1974 ballad as a large picture of Michael, who died on Christmas Day at the … read more
Like many Hollywood stars, Steve Martin took to social media this week to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who passed away Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 60. However, unlike his contemporaries, his tribute was not welcomed by fans.
The comedian receive backlash for writing in a now-deleted tweet, “When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.”
Some Twitter users were quick to label … read more
Last week, media outlets were focused on the fact that President-elect Trump couldn’t find anyone to come to his inauguration. Like, no one wants to be a witness to the event and no entertainer wants to perform. Everyone from Elton John to Celine Dion to Garth Brooks has apparently said “no” to the Trump inaugural committee. So last week, the committee announced that they had booked the Radio City Rockettes, a group of dancers most famous for doing high-kicks whilst wearing sparkly leotards. … read more
George Michael’s boyfriend is speaking out just days after the 53-year-old singer passed away.
Fadi Fawaz announced on Twitter Monday that he was the one who discovered the music icon’s body. According to him, Michael was found unresponsive in bed at his Oxfordshire home on Christmas morning.
“ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning..” Fawaz tweeted. “I will never stop missing you xx.” Fawaz added to U.K.’s The Daily … read more
By Michaelangelo Matos
Few pop stars so transparently wanted to be liked as George Michael. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in London in 1963, he grew up in the suburb of Bushey and began dreaming of pop stardom at age 7. “It’s not the something extra that makes a star — it’s the something that’s missing,” Michael said in a 1989 MTV Rockumentary. “You know, it’s an old story now, but it’s true: I was fat, I was very unattractive [as an] adolescent — glasses, spots [laughs], … read more
During a year in which David Bowie, Prince and — just recently — Carrie Fisher was taken away from us, Britney Spears was the victim of a death hoax when someone hacked one of Sony Music’s social media accounts and announced that the singer had died.
Sony Music Global’s account sparked frenzy among fans this week when it wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon. #RIPBritney.” A follow-up tweet shared on Monday (Dec. 26, 2016) read, … read more
George Michael was much more than just an iconic rock star who taught us to have faith.
While many have their various reasons for admiring the celeb, the late star was also an incredibly monumental figure outside of the spotlight because of his incredibly charitable efforts, many of which were unknown until now.
In the wake of the 53-year-old’s death, some of his random (and pretty secretive) acts of kindness have come to light, making the mourning of his passing even more bittersweet than before.
So, … read more
New details surrounding George Michael’s death have been revealed.
The “Careless Whisper” singer’s boyfriend, celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz, announced on Twitter Monday that was the one who discovered the 53-year-old pop icon’s dead body in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day. “ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning..” Fawaz tweeted. “I will never stop missing you xx.”
Fawaz opened up to the U.K.’s The Daily Telegraph Tuesday in … read more
We may have thought that this year couldn’t get any worse, but then we heard that George Michael had passed away on Christmas Day. We’ve lost so many music legends this year and George’s passing hit many of us hard. Tributes and sad shocked responses have been flooding social media from celebrities and people who knew the late great performer. One thing we learned about George that hasn’t been widely public until now is the fact that he’s been quietly generous and charitable for years. … read more
James Kennedy is remembering his godfather George Michael after the musician was found dead in his home.
With help from social media, the Vanderpump Rules star shared a childhood photo with the man known for hit songs like “Faith,” “Careless Whisper” and many others.
“Rest In Peace George. I’m heartbroken we never got to speak again after so many years,” James shared in his first post. “I can’t believe this has happened, please watch over me in heaven Godfather. Enjoy paradise I love you.”
James … read more
A heartbreaking moment. George Michael’s partner, Fadi Fawaz, broke his silence about the musician’s death on Twitter on Monday, December 26, and recalled finding his body on Christmas morning.
“It’s an xmas I will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning.. I will never stop missing you xx,” he tweeted. Fawaz, a hairstylist and photographer, also changed his Twitter photo to a pic of himself kissing Michael on the cheek. He echoed his previous … read more
British singer Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, died at his home in England on Sunday, Dec. 25. He was 53.
Michael’s longtime manager, Michael Lippman, told The Hollywood Reporter that he “passed away peacefully at home,” and according to Lippman, the cause of death was heart failure.
The Thames Valley Police told the publication that Michael’s death was “unexplained but not suspicious,” and released a statement saying, “Thames Valley Police were called to a … read more
George Michael was only 53 years old when he left us, but for Generation X, his music recalls the Cold War-era sounds of our youth. The soulful Wham singer hit the top of the charts in the mid-1980s by singing about the jitterbug and filming a video at the Great Wall of China. Yet, in the latter part of his career he became a nuanced and complex, if sometimes misunderstood, writer and interpreter of songs. “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Careless Whisper,” and “Last Christmas” gave way … read more
James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” is a runaway success with fans and celebrities alike. What many don’t know is that pop star George Michael, who died on Sunday at the age of 53, was Corden’s first-ever partner in the schtick ― way before it was even on “The Late Late Show” from when Corden took over as host in 2015.
The debut of the winning partnerships that would later feature star turns from A-listers including Adele, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Elton John … read more