Stunning George Michael tribute by artist who met his hero 14 years ago

LONDON — A George Michael fan has painted a moving tribute to the music legend following his death on Christmas Day.

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As fans around the world mourn the star's death, artist Pegasus took to the streets of Hackney in London, to paint a mural to his hero.

"I created this tribute yesterday using multilayered stencils which I drew and cut myself. It took me just over four hours in the freezing cold," Pegasus told Mashable.

"George Michael's music has always been a huge influence in my life. From a young age he made me feel like it was acceptable to be different in this world," the artist continued.

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Pegasus says he got to meet the singer while working in a store in Mayfair, in London's West End.

"I was lucky enough to meet George Michael 14 years ago when I was working at a clothing store in Berkeley Square," said Pegasus.

"I was floored when he walked in and asked me to take his measurements! My hands were shaking as I measured his neck and I remember mumbling: "You are my hero".

Pegasus said he spent around 20 minutes with George Michael helping him with his selections.

"He smiled and said he was no hero."

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