Pop superstar George Michael has passed away on Christmas. News broke this morning that the English singer, who made his name with the group Wham before embarking on a successful solo career, died peacefully at his home in the UK. While reports mention that the death is unexplained, there were no suggestions of accidents or foul play.

The tributes have started pouring in, led by fellow British musician Elton John who took to Instagram, posting a picture of himself and Michael with the caption: "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, friends and all of his fans." 

George Michael was 53.