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George Michael mourned by boyfriend, ex-boyfriend in London

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/27/2016
A woman cries outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © The Associated Press A woman cries outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON (AP) — George Michael's former longtime partner and his current boyfriend have both spoken of their sadness at his death from apparent heart failure as mourners continued to gather outside his home in London.

Flowers, pictures and letters are placed by fans outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © The Associated Press Flowers, pictures and letters are placed by fans outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Hairstylist Fadi Fawaz tweeted "I will never stop missing you" to Michael. He told the Telegraph newspaper Tuesday he had gone to Michael's house so they could go to a planned Christmas lunch and found the 53-year-old singer dead in bed.

A woman hangs flowers at the entrance gate outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein) © The Associated Press A woman hangs flowers at the entrance gate outside the home of British musician George Michael in London, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Former longtime partner Kenny Goss said in a statement that he was "heartbroken" by the death of his former love.

Goss says "he was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much ... he was an extremely kind and generous man."

Michael announced in 2011 that he and Goss had separated.

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