Wham! Members and Chris Martin Pay Tribute to George Michael at Brit Awards: Watch

George Michael’s Wham! bandmates gave a touching speech about the late musician and Chris Martin covered one of his songs at the Brit Awards at London’s O2 arena on Wednesday, February 22. Watch the performance the video above.

Andrew Ridgeley and the British pop duo’s longtime backup vocalists Pepsi & Shirlie (real names Helen DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman) took the stage to remember their friend after Michael passed away in his sleep at age 53 on December 25.

“On Christmas Day 2016, the greatest singer-songwriter of his generation, an icon of his era and my beloved friend, George Michael, was lost,” Ridgeley said in his first public comments about Michael’s death. “A supernova in a firmament of shining stars had been extinguished, and it felt like the sky had fallen in. It started out ordinarily enough: In 1975, we were…