Update: George Michael’s manager has reportedly stated the cause of death was heart failure.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that George Michael, musician, singer, and songwriter, has died at just 53 years old, and on Christmas day no less. His rep confirmed that he passed away at his home in England:
“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.”
Details surrounding Michael’s death have not been released but police say there’s nothing suspicious, according to the BBC.
George was a music legend who sold more than 100 MILLION albums during his career.
Michael launched his career with WHAM! in the’80s — churning out hits like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Careless Whisper.”
He went on to have an incredible solo career with hits like,”I Want Your Sex” and”Faith.”
Although Michael had struggled with drugs during his life and was arrested several times, including an incident where he was busted at a public toilet in London in 2008, he had since cleaned up his act.
Rolling Stone (source)
You will be missed.