BREAKING NEWS: George Michael dies ‘peacefully’ at his home in the UK on Christmas Day aged just 53, after a career spanning four decades and 100 million albums.
George Michael has died at his home in Oxfordshire. The musician’s publicist said that he had ‘passed away peacefully’ at his property in Goring at 1.42pm today.
Michael, 53, had previously battled drug addiction. However, the circumstances around his death are currently unknown.
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Michael, who was set to release a documentary in 2017, rose to fame as a member of Wham!, known for their hits Club Tropicana and Last Christmas.
The singer – whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.
In a statement, the star’s publicist said: ‘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.