The sudden death of teenage heartthrob turned superstar singer-songwriter George Michael at the age of 53 has shocked the music fraternity across the world with both musicians and fans expressing their condolences.

Michael who started his career in a boy band Wham! and then as a solo artist, created some of the biggest hits of the 1980s including "Careless Whisper" and "Faith", selling over 100 million records in a career spanning nearly four decades.

Musicians across the world poured in their heartfelt tributes:

Celebrities from Hollywood also expressed their condolences: