George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known as a leading creative force in music production, songwriting, vocal performance, and visual presentation, he is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the late 20th century and an icon of popular culture. Michael, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades. He first found fame with school friend Ridgeley in duo Wham! – reaching number one in the UK singles charts on four occasions. One of the band’s most enduring songs Last Christmas, is currently number 16 on the UK singles chart. The song was originally released in 1984 and is the biggest selling single not to reach number one. His talents as a singer, songwriter, and music producer made George Michael one of the world’s biggest-selling artists. Blessed with good looks and a fine singing voice, his stage presence made him a favorite on the live concert circuit as he matured from teen idol to long-term stardom.
George Michael was survived by his parents and siblings
Cause of death
In the early hours of Christmas Day morning in 2016, George died at his home in Goring-on-Thames, aged 53. He was found dead in bed, by his partner Fadi Fawaz. A post-mortem attributed the death to natural causes as the result of a dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver.
Just before the end of the concert, George waved and said what would become the last words he would ever say on stage: “Thank you London, we love you – see you soon.”
George Michael Profile Summary
|Date of Birth
|June 25, 1963
|Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer
|No. of Children
|Date of Death
|December 25, 2016
|Age of Death
|Cause of Death
|Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Myocarditis and a Fatty Liver.