Pop superstar George Michael passed away on Christmas day in Goring, Oxfordshire England on Christmas day according to a statement from his publicist. He was 53 years old His death which has shook the entertainment world is being treated as non suspicious by the Thomas Valley Police. The Police said there was no suspicious circumstances sorrounding his death at the moment while his family said he “passed away peacefully “without elaborating any further.

Michael’s manager Michael Lippman proclaimed the cause of his demise as heart failure. Michael – whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – had hits including Club Tropicana and Last Christmas as a part of Wham!. He sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.

“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 statement read. “The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comments at this stage.”The statement concluded. Boy George started his career in the 80’s with the group Wham! and recorded great success as a solo artist after breaking out of the group. Andrew Ridgely, former Wham! bandmate expressed sadness over his death. I am”heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend”,he tweeted. Sir Elton John with whom he had one of his greatest hits paid his tribute. “I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans.”Elton John said.

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