My nephew announced the news, eyes still glued to his phone, while I had a partially dried dish in my hands.
“Check two more sources, The Telegraph or The Guardian,” I instructed. Those two newspapers had authority, at least I stayed in denial for a little while longer.
I pulled out my own phone, opening Twitter to see George Michael’s name trending. Seeing Rolling Stone’s tweet sealed it.
George Michael truly did pass away.
People tweeted about playing ‘Last Christmas,’ I started singing the first song featured below, just as sad as he did it, wondering who else will go in this year of departures.