George Michael suddenly died on Christmas day at the young age of 53. His manager told the Hollywood Reporter that he died of heart failure. Fans across the world have lit candles in Michael's honor and are uniting to celebrate the star's life through pictures. Click through the gallery for some of the photos from his "#1 fans."
"George has been the soundtrack of my life. I fell in love at 14. I'm 47. When my mom died the song that played in my head was "You have been loved' - when my dad was killed all I heard was the same song. When my son married we danced a mother son song to 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.' I was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago. I fought it. I had surgery and the entire time his Faith album played on repeat. Everyone who knows me knows my love for him. - my husband even looks like him. I call him plan b..."-Mia Villeta Alvarado (Photo provided to Heavy)