Singer-songwriter George Michael, who sold more than 100 million albums over his incredible music career, has died at the age of 53 at his home in Goring, England. The cause of death was heart failure, and his family issued a statement saying that he "passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period”.
This loss continues a year in which the music industry said goodbye to some of its greatest voices with the death of Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen.
Michael rose to fame as half of Wham!, best known for their hit Last Christmas. He then continued with a successful solo career and become a huge pop superstar with songs like Careless Whisper, Faith, I can’t make you love me and father figure.