December 29, 2016 / 5:21 PM / 4 years ago

London street artist Pegasus paints memorial for George Michael

A mural depicting singer George Michael, is seen in London, Britain December 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) - Street artist Pegasus has paid tribute to George Michael with a mural of the Wham! singer, who died on Sunday aged 53.

The artwork near a graffiti park in Shoreditch, in east London, features three images of the “Faith” singer clutching a jacket next to the words “Never gonna dance again”, a lyric from Michael’s single “Careless Whisper”.

People stopped on Thursday to take photographs of the painting, which took four hours to complete.

“So many people stopped as I was painting it. It got a great reaction,” Pegasus, who said he had been inspired by Michael, told the Evening Standard newspaper.

Writing by Patrick Johnston; Editing by Louise Ireland

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