Musician Elton John says he feels devastated with the news of his “beloved friend” George Michael’s death.
John, who famously collaborated with Michael for the 1992 hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, posted on Instagram an emotional tribute to his longtime friend, reports tmz.com.
“I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend — the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. George Michael RIP,” John posted.
Michael died Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.
He has sold more than 80 million records worldwide in a career spanning four decades. He was one of pop’s reigning stars in the 1980s and 1990s and some of his popular singles includes “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” with Wham!. Later, he released a pop album in 1987 titled “Faith.”
He won a Grammy Award in 1988 for “I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)”, a duet with Aretha Franklin, and “Faith” won the Grammy for Album of the Year.