2016 takes another one: Pop superstar George Michael dies aged 53
The English singer, who rose to fame with the group Wham! in the 1980s was found Christmas morning, says his manager, Michael Lippman. He also said the singer died of heart failure. A statement from his family said Michael “passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” and asked that their privacy be “respected at this difficult and emotional time.”
Michael’s death prompted an outpouring of emotional tributes with musicians, celebrities and politicians .
Andrew Ridgeley and Sir Elton John have led tributes to pop superstar George Michael.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 26, 2016
Andrew Ridgeley Michael’s former Wham! bandmate wrote on Twitter:
Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx https://t.co/OlGTm4D9O6
— Andrew Ridgeley (@ajridgeley) December 26, 2016
So sad and fitting he died on Christmas seeing as he had this massive Christmas hit…
Truly, one of our favs right here..
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