Singer George Michael has passed away

In sad news this morning, singer George Michael has passed away aged 53. His publicist released a statement saying George
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The Wham! singer has passed away.

In sad news this morning, singer George Michael has passed away aged 53.

His publicist released a statement saying George died peacefully at home.

“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.

“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

George is beloved around the world for his music, particularly through his career with band Wham! who he had many hits with.

Millions of people around the world will no doubt be listening to his timeless Christmas carol ‘Last Christmas’ today in his honour.

He also had an amazing solo career with his album Faith a favourite with music lovers everywhere.

He was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, but changed his name when he launched his career so people would be able to easily pronounce it.

George sold over 100 million albums throughout his career, but more importantly he was known as one of the kindest and most generous people in the industry.

Millions of fans around the world are grieving the loss today and remembering a truly remarkable musician.

His publicist said he was at his grand home in England when he passed, with close friends and family taking solace that he was in a place he loved so dearly when he went.

Were you a fan of George Michael?

  1. Baz  

    He was in rehab for drug addiction last year and reportedly has had AIDS for a while, nearly dying from pneumonia several times. Money and talent doesn’t always bring health and happiness.

    • Shayne  

      So what!! He bought joy to many people’s lives. I for one think the world is a little poorer when such creative talents pass.

    • Linda Morse  

      Why drag that up?. He had a great talent and gave joy to so many. The world is richer for his presence. His private life was just that private. The man is dead let him go in peace.

    • Suzanne  

      You are a fairly cold person I would guess, he didn’t deserve to die and it is a great loss now he is gone.

    • Lee  

      Always someone with a negative, isn’t there….

    • No matter what the reason for his death,it is so sad that such a great talent has left us.He was a musical genius.RIP George.

  2. Alexandra  

    My favourite artist of all time. I’m never gonna dance again…….RIP George

  3. Denise Smaron  

    Another great artist gone too soon. My sincere condolences to his family and friends

  4. Maureen Sladdin  

    Known as a kind generous man, he made a lot of people happy and that’s what counts. RIP George.

  5. Helen Campbell  

    So sad. He was far too young to die. The world has lost one of its greatest talents. His lifestyle was his own business and it will never diminish his contribution to the world of music

  6. Lynn Delmont  

    I so hoped this was t true. I can’t believe George has gone. One of my all time favorites. RIP George. So sad.

  7. desleigh clarke  

    Oh no, so terribly sad, what a great talent lost and a great soul too, and far too young.
    What is it with the death of so many singers these days?? Must be a great band up there is all I can think.?

    • Annie  

      it amazing how people have to comment about the negative,, he was a great singer and what he did in private was his business. but none of ours.. to his family you have a long journey to travel. My thought and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. George.

  8. elena  

    Who was him? An humanitarian? A vegan (avoiding cruelty)? or just a many maker? I may be wrong but I have never hear from him saying poor children of Syria… Palestinian or any others abused in discriminated…Any way que en paz descance en los brazos del SeƱor.

    • Jane  

      Oh Elena what a very sad comment, no matter what he, you or I did or didn’t do, at 53 it’s a huge loss
      To his family, pls think about how they would feel reading your remarks,

    • Maureen Copestick  

      Elena Learn to spell and pronounce things properly,if you knew nothing about who he was, then ,keep comments to yourself. Disrespectful.

    • Andy Barton  

      Elena, if you don’t know who George was, why bother to comment ? The situation in Syria has nothing to do with him, but I can guarantee you this. I’m certain George would have loved to see world peace in his lifetime. If Syria is such a concern to you, may I suggest you go there and do what you can for those children who you are using as tools for your pathetic grandstanding.
      To everyone else, condolences for the untimely loss of yet another great musician of our time. 2016 has claimed many, but most were getting advanced in their years. George and Prince being notable exceptions !

  9. Alison Armstrong  

    What personal decisions George Michael made, are his business and no one elses. Bad form to report this sort of thing.

  10. Pamela  

    Personal choices; personal responsibility; personal consequences!

  11. Jacqui luke  

    So sad yet another great artist leaves us

  12. Joan Marshall  

    People’s private lives has nothing to do with George’s talent I liked some of his songs. RIP George.

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