George Michael has died. He was 53 years old.
The English singer-songwriter — who rose to fame singing in the band “Wham!” in the 1980s — “passed away peacefully at his home” on Sunday, his publicist confirmed to BBC.
“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 statement read. “The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time.”
“There will be no further comment at this stage.”