Pop star George Michael dead at 53
George Michael’s cause of death is currently being reported as heart failure.
“Our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” Michael’s publicist, Cindi Berger, said in a statement.
George Michael has sold more than 80 million records world wide during his career.
Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou and he rose to fame as a teen idol in the 1980s music duo Wham! with hits such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Careless Whisper.” His solo hits included “Freedom” and of course “Faith”.