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Ed Sheeran and Paul McCartney Pay Tribute to Promoter Michael Gudinski Following His Death

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 03, 2021
11:30 P.M.

Popular British singers Ed Sheeran and Paul McCartney have taken to their respective social media pages to pay heartwarming tributes to late music promoter Michael Gudinski who died on Monday.


Australian entrepreneur and music promoter Michael Gudinski recently passed away. In the wake of his death, several Hollywood stars are paying tributes to the late legend.

Taking to Instagram, Sheeran shared a picture of himself and Gudinski posing at the beach with a beautiful sunset shining its golden rays behind them.

Michael Gudinski attends the state funeral for Sisto Malaspina at St Patrick's Cathedral on November 20, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Michael Gudinski attends the state funeral for Sisto Malaspina at St Patrick's Cathedral on November 20, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Sheeran accompanied the picture with a caption admitting that he would miss Gudinski. Fans were quick to flood the comments section with condolences and tributes to the late promoter.

One user suggested Sheeran pray for his friend's soul, while another simply commented that he was sorry for the loss. Many others offered prayers for Gudinski's family and loved ones.


Gudinski's relationship with the singer goes way back, and the music promoter is reportedly the brain behind Sheeran's record-breaking Australian sales in 2018.


Prolific singer-songwriter Paul McCartney also took to his Twitter, sharing a picture quote expressing his grief over Gudinski's sudden death.

McCartney described him as a lovely man who always looked out for him and his band whenever they were on tour in Australia. He added that Gudinski would always be remembered with great fondness.

While the world is still grieving Gudinski's sudden death, plans are in motion to give him a state funeral.


The singer concluded his tribute by saying that Gudinski is one of a kind, and his legacy will live on as one of the greatest men to pass through the Australian music industry.

In his lifetime, Gudinksi was majorly associated with organizing several tours and interesting festivals with the help of his touring company, Frontier touring group.

Gudinski suddenly passed away in his sleep at his Melbourne house on Monday night. In addition to Sheeran and McCartney, several Australian singers have taken time out to pay homage.


Gudinski is best known for his unending passion for helping Australian music acts become international names. Despite the success he had recorded in his career, he never relented and continued to give the music industry his all.

During his decade-long career, Gudinski garnered several awards and achievements, including being a member of the Order of Australia medal in 2006 for services to the entertainment industry.

While the world is still grieving Gudinski's sudden death, plans are in motion to give him a state funeral where all can come and pay their last respect to this legend.

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