George Michael's Family Pays Tribute To The Beloved Late Singer

George Michael's family has shared a loving tribute on the first anniversary of his passing.

On the singer's website, a letter from his family reads:

"Yog, who loved Christmas, and always hoped it would snow… would want each of you that admired and loved him, (yes—he knows you did!!) to take a moment, raise a glass, enjoy his music and think of him fondly, making sure to enjoy your time with, and appreciate your family and friends.

"As we all know Christmas is not always easy, life isn’t perfect, and families are complicated…

"Yog shared his music with all of us, and many of you connected deeply with his words, yet in life, many hold their own important words and feelings inside, as so often they are the hardest to say out loud.

"So if you can, in his memory this year, take a moment and a deep breath and say those ‘I Love You’s’ out loud.

"We all think there is time, don’t we? – but, just maybe, it’s later than you think…"

Michael passed away last year on Christmas Day. He was 53 years old.

A coroner's report later revealed that the singer died as a result of heart disease and liver related issues.  

In the days following his passing, fans took to social media to share stories of Micahel's many quiet acts of philanthropy and charity made.