RIP George Michael

English singer dies aged 53.

Ben Gourlay
Published Sun, Dec 25 2016 5:59 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

In a year that's taken far too many icons of pop culture, BBC has confirmed that singer George Michael has today passed away at aged 53.

RIP George Michael |

Michael rose to fame in the early 1980's as the lead singer of Wham!, before launching a successful solo career in 1987. In later years, the singer's personal life was marred by public disgrace and well publicised drug use. In a statement, Michaels 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."


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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