Pop Icon George Michael Passed Away on Christmas
Pop Icon George Michael has died at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “Unexplained but not Suspicious”.
Yesterday, 25th December, 2016, his family said that British superstar has died peacefully at home. As per George Michael’s family’s 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.”
Pop Icon George Michael:
Michael was an international pop icon in the 1980s. After that he became an even more successful solo act. He first found stardom with Wham!, the group that he formed with Andrew Ridgeley and that was responsible for infectious hits such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Careless Whisper.”
In Michael’s solo years, he became known as a more serious singer who had massive hits such as “Faith,” “Father Figure” and “I Want Your Sex.” The London-born English singer sold more than 100 million albums.
After that in 1998, Pop superstar Michael publicly came out as gay in an interview with CNN. After one week he was arrested for “investigation of misdemeanor lewd conduct” in a park restroom.
He told in interview that, “I don’t feel any shame. I feel stupid and I feel reckless and weak for having allowed my sexuality to be exposed this way. But I don’t feel any shame whatsoever.”
He also added that, I want to say that I have no problem with people knowing that I’m in a relationship with a man right now. I have not been in a relationship with a woman for almost 10 years.
As news of George Michael’s death broke, tributes started pouring in on social media:
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) 26 December 2016