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Breaking: George Michael has died

 

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.

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