George Michael’s contributions to pop culture didn’t end at music. The singer was also an integral part ABC’s Eli Stone. The show’s creators, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (the men behind those CW ubiquitous superhero shows), shared their memories of Michael Sunday night shortly after news broke of his death at age 53.
“George was a singular talent,” Guggenheim told EW. “He had a gift for music that only comes along once in a generation. It was just a bonus that he happened to be one of the nicest, most genuine people you could meet. Many of my fondest memories of the Eli Stone experience are associated with him. 2016 has taken another gift from us.”
On Twitter, Guggenheim also noted, “George was such a class act.”
“I’ve only witnessed true genius a few times in my life. One of those was watching George Michael lay down Feeling Good for #Elistone,” Berlanti tweeted. “He was an incredible talent and even more a sweet, kind man to all lucky enough to work with or spend time around him. May he Rest In Peace.”
Watch Michael’s performance of “Feeling Good” on Eli Stone here:
Eli Stone himself, actor Jonny Lee Miller, has yet to comment on the loss, but costar Matt Letscher wrote, “My time with George was short but eye opening. A massive talent.”
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—Reporting by Natalie Abrams