A George Michael fan has painted a moving tribute to his hero
A fan of George Michael has painted a moving tribute to the star who died on Christmas Day.
The Wham! star died of a suspected heart attack, aged 53.
Street artist Pegasus went out in Hackney, London, to paint a pink, blue and black mural of the ‘Last Christmas’ star.
As well as the painting, he included the line “never gonna dance again”, a line from the 1984 hit ‘Careless Whisper’.
Speaking to Mashable, he explained why he took the time to paint his hero.
“I created this tribute yesterday using multilayered stencils which I drew and cut myself,” he said.
“It took me just over four hours in the freezing cold.
“George Michael’s music has always been a huge influence in my life.
“From a young age he made me feel like it was acceptable to be different in this world.”
Pegasus met the star around 14 years ago while working in London’s West End.
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“I was lucky enough to meet George Michael 14 years ago when I was working at a clothing store in Berkeley Square,” he added.
“I was floored when he walked in and asked me to take his measurements!
“My hands were shaking as I measured his neck and I remember mumbling: ‘You are my hero.’
“He smiled and said he was no hero.”
It was revealed after his death that George had been secretly donating millions to charities and good causes.