Singer George Michael dies at 53, publicist says https://t.co/kBI7ScE575— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 25, 2016
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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."
He died of heart failure according to his longtime manager Michael Lippman.
George Michael died of heart failure, manager says https://t.co/X11rmEkZNq— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 26, 2016
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Andrew Ridgeley, his Wham! mate:
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) December 26, 2016
eltonjohn I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP
George Michael: 1963 – 2016. https://t.co/LzwrcPqnJI— Queen (@QueenWillRock) December 26, 2016
We are incredibly sad at the passing of our dear friend George Michael. A brilliant artist & great songwriter. Spandau Ballet / Steve Dagger— Spandau Ballet (@SpandauBallet) December 25, 2016
Merry fucking Christmas. RIP.