Singer George Michael dies at 53

British singer and 1980’s pop idol George Michael is said to have passed away peacefully at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.

The family has confirmed the news in a statement.

His publicist, Cindi Berger 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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

According to reports Micheal died of heart failure.

The artist who forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, shot to fame in the 1980's with Wham!

He was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou June 25, 1963 in London to Greek Cypriot immigrant parents.

Former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said he is heartbroken over the loss of his friend.


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