George Michael was the latest in a long list of celebrity deaths for 2016, passing away yesterday at his home at just 53 years old.
People are remembering Michael’s generous heart and illustrious career on social media today, but one thing people may not be aware of is that he was also the inspiration for Late Late Night host James Corden’s wildly popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment.
In the bit, he gives a celebrity musician a ride to work and they harmonize songs together. It’s always a ton of fun, but the entire idea for the segment came about during a bit featuring George Michael when Corden was still on TV in the UK.
During an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Corden explained how the segment came about.
The bit is hilarious and a ton of fun. Enjoy!