Pop music icon, George Michael, was found dead in his home on Christmas day. He was 53.

A police statement said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene.

Michael’s manager, Michael Lippman, told The Hollywood Reporter that Mr. Michael had died of heart failure “in bed, lying peacefully.”

Last night (Dec. 27) Kevin Russell of the Shinyribs posted a robust tribute to the late George Michael, covering his song "Freedom 90" on the ukulele. "Mr. Michael was a truly powerful singer on par with Freddie Mercury. It is with great respect I only attempt this." Russell wrote in the post.