Pop Star George Michael has sadly died peacefully at home aged 53.
Rising to fame as band member of Wham! Christmas song Last Christmas George was set to release a documentary in 2017.
2016 has taken another music legend Pop star George Michael 'passes away peacefully' at the age of 53. #RIPGeorgeMichael
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His Real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.
It was announced in a 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.”