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George Michael Passes @ 53.

Former WHAM! Lead Singer Passes Peacefully At Home

December 25, 2016

According to his publicist, Former WHAM! lead singer George Michael has passed away at the age of 53.

"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," a statement from the publicist said.

"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage," the statement continued.

RIP George Michael