Wham Singer and LGBTQ Icon George Michael has died. He was 53.
The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”.
Pop star George Michael is a global icon, an international artist of the highest order who has sold over 100 million albums in a world where Germany’s population is 82 million; the United Kingdom’s is 62 million and Australia’s is 23 million. He’s topped charts from Austria to Australia and sold out stadiums from Tokyo to Tampa. He re-defined popular music with his debut solo album, 1987’s Faith, and went on to build a groundbreaking, substantial and enormously popular body of work.
Police say they were treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.