The 30-year-old artist spoke about Michael, the founder of Mushroom Records, in a statement to Instagram on March 5, just two days after the native Australian died peacefully in his sleep, according to the BBC. In the emotional statement, Ed remembered their many conversations and shared, “Every memory I have of him is so clear and precise because every moment was electrifying.”

He added that he once asked Michael for a bronze statue of the Aussie, “so that I could always have a drink with him in my house because he lived so far … I was very grateful the night he passed that I was able to. ” sharing his favorite wine with him and saying goodbye. “

According to Billboard, Michael has been remembered by numerous artists from around the world, including Taylor Swift and Dave Grohl, to name a few of the singers who have recorded condolences.