Singing sensation George Michael dies on Christmas Day

George Michael has sold more than 80 million records worldwide in a career spanning four decades. He has won a Grammy award in 1988 for 'I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)', a duet with Aretha Franklin, and 'Faith' won the Grammy for album of the year. The singer was declared as the most-played performer on British radio from 1984 to 2004, by the British Radio Academy

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 26 Dec 2016 4:40 AM GMT

Singing sensation George Michael dies on Christmas Day
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Oxford (Oxfordshire, England): Global singing sensation George Michael died on Sunday at the age of 53. His publicist announced that that the singer has passed away 'peacefully' at home at 2300 hours last night.

The police described the death as 'unexplained but not suspicious'. “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 1400 hours on Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious," the statement released by the police said.

Michael's family released an official statement saying, "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."

George Michael has sold more than 80 million records worldwide in a career spanning four decades. He has won a Grammy award in 1988 for 'I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)', a duet with Aretha Franklin, and 'Faith' won the Grammy for album of the year. The singer was declared as the most-played performer on British radio from 1984 to 2004, by the British Radio Academy.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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