WHAM! singer George Michael has died at 53.
Singer George Michael has died aged 53.
The pop star, who launched his career with the group
Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have "passed away peacefully at home". Police say they were treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.
In a statement, the star's publicist said: "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."