It’s with great sadness that I report legendary singer George Michael passed away at his home in England on Christmas Day. He was 53.
The singer’s rep confirmed the sad news saying, “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 his death are unknown and BBC is reporting no foul play was involved.
George was a music legend — and 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 a monster solo career with hits like,”I Want Your Sex” and”Faith.”
Michael 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.
Rest in grace, George Michael.