"I'm gonna need you to stop making me fall in love with you," one fan wrote.
Angela Hewitt mourned the loss of her "best friend" in an emotional Facebook post.
"You saw him steal your election. Now, he's here to steal your hearts."
But he is still an authoritarian leader with a shocking track record of human rights violations.
Yuja Wang was still an undergraduate at Curtis when she got the call: piano soloist Murray Perahia was under the weather. Could she jump on a plane to southern California and perform the next day with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields?