Pop legend George Michael’s publicist announced he has passed away at age 53 over the Christmas holiday.
“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.”
UPDATE: Manager says George Michael died of heart failure https://t.co/ApnFPRSB9m
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 26, 2016
Very little is being reported about the details at this time.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016
RIP George Michael.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 25, 2016
Rest in peace George. You were always one of the greatest.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) December 26, 2016
I pray George Michael finally finds peace. A deeply private man with an awe-inspiring talent that couldn’t help but make him a superstar.
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) December 25, 2016
I’ve loved George Michael for as long as I can remember. He was an absolute inspiration. Always ahead of his time.
— James Corden (@JKCorden) December 25, 2016
George Michael was part of the tapestry of my life. His songs his lyrics & his melodies, True pop royalty! Heartbroken, RIP dearest George.
— Matt Goss (@mattgoss) December 25, 2016
Some of his all-time greatest hits:
Wham! “Last Christmas”
Wham!”Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.”
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