In sad news, it has been announced that singer George Michael has died aged 53 on Christmas Day.
Famed for hits such as ‘Freedom’ and ‘Faith’ the crooner was discovered by Thames Valley Police, who said said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 UK time.
The late star’s publicist released the following statement:
“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.”
Michael’s career spanned four decades, during which he amassed sales of over 100 million.
Poetic almost is the day of his passing. Christmas being synonymous with the singer thanks largely to his global [Wham] smash ‘Last Christmas.’
May he rest peacefully.
The icon’s cause of death has been revealed.
According to his longtime manager, Michael Lippman, the star died of heart failure.