The singer George Michael had unfortunately passed away at the age of 53!
The news was confirmed by Michael’s manager, who told that he was not suffering of any illness, but has died of heart failure while asleep in his hometown, London.
“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,” the singer’s rep confirmed to Entertainment Tonight.
His family asked the media to respect their privacy during this “difficult” and “emotional” time.
George Michael was one of the most successful singers selling over 100 Million albums worldwide in a career spanning over four decades. His solo debut album alone sold more than 20 Million copies and won Album of the Year at 1989 Grammys.
One of his biggest hits is “Last Christmas”, and ironically enough, he died on Christmas Day. RIP George Michael!