George Michael, the British singer, musician and founding member of Wham!, died over the Christmas holiday. He was 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,”
“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 musician died in Goring, England.
The BBC was the first to report Michael’s death. The cause of death was heart failure, according to Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter.