The Culture Club frontman took to Twitter on Thursday (28Jul16) to share the sad news that Alice Shaw had taken her own life, hours after she had tweeted a goodbye message on the social media site.

“My long time friend @alifromdapally took her own life. I am struggling with this. I'm am devastated but I need to say how much I loved her (sic)!” he posted.

George’s fans and followers were quick to offer their sympathies, with many telling the 55-year-old how sorry they were for his loss.

Just 11 hours before George’s post, Alice had uploaded her own worrying message.

“Please know I am more at peace now than I have been in a very long time and there is nothing anyone could have done,” she posted, next to a photo of the words Au revoir mon, and a small heart pendant.

In the past few weeks Alice had been posting lots of happy photos, including throw back snaps of her younger days. She even shared a snap of her and George kissing, accompanied with a birthday message for the singer in June (16).

Her followers were also quick to comment on her goodbye post, with numerous Twitter users posting about the loss.