Ten songs in the key of George Michael's life

Dec 27, 2016, 00:41
Ten songs in the key of George Michael's life

Eighties pop star Howard Jones, said: "Can't believe George Michael has passed.one of the greatest singers and writers the United Kingdom ever produced".

"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this hard and emotional time", the publicist added. "There will be no further comment at this time".

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances when Thames Valley Police reported South Central Ambulance Service visited a property in Goring, Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT.

One of the better videos going around Twitter today is this behind-the-scene footage of George Michael rehearsing a cover of Queen's Somebody to Love, in preparation for a Freddie Mercury tribute concert.

The singer released several popular solo singles in the mid-1980s, gathering steam for a solo career that began after WHAM! disbanded in 1986. In all, the singer had over 80 million albums sold worldwide.

The man who brought us "Freedom" and "Faith" has celebrated his last Christmas.

And Spandau Ballet tweeted: "We are incredibly sad at the passing of our dear friend George Michael".

Tributes poured in for Michael who was due to make a comeback in October before it was cancelled at the last minute.

During interviews in later years, he described himself as bisexual and said that hiding his sexuality had made him feel "fraudulent". "He was an exceptional artist and a strong supporter of LGBT and workers' rights".

Wham! co-star Andrew Ridgeley said he was "heartbroken" by the death.

Debbie Gibson, another '80s pop star, wrote a lengthy blog post about her favorite Michael memories, including winning tickets to see Wham!

Two men were fighting for their lives last night after a "sickening" assault on Christmas morning, according to the Daily Record.

George Michael amassed 21 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, all crammed into a 12-year period between 1984 and 1996.

Pop star Pixie Lott wrote: "Grew up listening to the lovely and talented @GeorgeMichael - my mama's favourite! was a pleasure to meet him so sad to hear the news".

Members of Ottawa's gay community are mourning the loss of British pop star George Michael, calling him an "inspiration" and a "queer icon" for people questioning their own sexuality. Four different singles from the album reached #1 in the US. File photo dated 19/04/2000 of George Michael and Geri Halliwell arriving for the 95.8 Capital FM London Awards in London, as the pop superstar has died peacefully at home, his publicist said. Instead, for that video, David Fincher famously directed a number of supermodels lip-syncing Michael's words.

He was due to release a documentary next year after a period of living as a virtual recluse in which he hit the headlines for a series of freakish incidents linked to drugs.

Earlier this month, Michael and producer Naughty Boy announced that they were working on an album together.

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