80’s mega hit singer “George Michael” Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!.
He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as “Last Christmas” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”.
He died of heart failure at his property in Goring, Oxfordshire, England. His publicist stated that he had “passed away peacefully”. South Central Ambulance Service were called to his property on Christmas Day. He was 53.