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Singer George Michael at the age of 53 died

George Michael, the British pop singer who was part of the group Wham!, on Sunday, at the age of 53 died.

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“It is with great sadness that we confirm that our beloved son, brother and friend George died,” said the agent of George Michael in a statement. “He is at home of peace passed away during the christmas period.’

About the cause of death is not uitgewijd. According to the local police, which reports that there Sunday around 13u42 British time an ambulance arrived at George Michael’s property in Oxfordshire, there were no suspicious circumstances.

Pneumonia in 2011

In 2011 died, George Michael is already almost to the consequences of a longonsteking. The doctors of a hospital in Vienna had a luchtpijpsnede run for his airways to open, and during his hospitalization, he was for a while conscious. Afterwards, he had to learn to walk again because his muscles are very weakened.

100 million albums sold

George Michael – real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – was in the north of London was born. In the eighties he formed it’s pop duo’s Wham!, together with childhood friend Andrew Ridgeley. Their Last Christmas was one of the most famous kerstnummers ever. The group stopped there in 1986, in which George Michael a solo career sector, starting with the album Faith in 1987. His career almost forty years, and he has more than 100 million albums sold on the counter. Earlier this month, he made known that he is with producer Naughty Boy to record a new album in the works.

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