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Fans Pay Tribute To George Michael At Scene Of Bathroom Arrest

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Dec. 27 2016, Updated 6:14 p.m. ET

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Fans around the world have paid respect to the late George Michael, even those close to the location of his infamous bathroom arrest in Beverly Hills.

CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

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As Radar readers know, the 53-year-old was found dead on December 25 at his Oxfordshire residence in England.

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
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Since the news broke, fans around the world have paid their respects at his residence — as well as the Will Rogers Memorial Park restroom where he was arrested by an undercover cop in 1998.

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
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Lyrics to the song Outside, written about the incident, were taped to the wall.

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
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A lit candle was also left on ground underneath the lyrics, alongside some flowers.

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
Source: Coleman-Rayner

Elyse Eisenberg, who was walking her dog in the park, told Radar: "I saw George at a party once, I was a big fan."

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
Source: Coleman-Rayner

"I live around here and can remember when the scandal happened," she continued. "We get a lot of tour buses come by."

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
Source: Coleman-Rayner

"I've seen people this morning go in and take photographs," Eisenberg said of the site. "It's a funny thing, but he shouldn't be remembered for that. He was a very talented man."

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CONTACT SHEET – General Views (or GV) of the infamous Beverly Hills public restroom toilet that George Michael was arrested at on April 7, 1998.

George Michael Dead Bathroom Arrest Tribute
Source: Coleman-Rayner

As reported, George was arrested at the toilets in 1998 after being caught performing a "lewd act." He was later fined $800 and ordered to carry out 80 hours of community service.

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Michael's rep confirmed the news in a statement that read: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period."

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