George Michael, an English songwriter, singer and record producer passed away on the Christmas day due to heart failure. The singer was a defiant gay icon. His four-decade recording career began with pop duo Wham! in the 1980s. Later on, he broke out as a solo artist. Michael Jackson had the moves; Madonna had the moxie and Michael had the voice, a voice that sounded relatable even as it leapt octaves.
For the past 35 years, Michael had been the backbone of the British pop music. The singer has been lauded as an inspiration for the LGBTI community. Since the news of his passing, various stories about his charitable donations have come to light. As a solo artist, he scored a further seven number one singles with songs including Careless Whisper and Fastlove. Also, he has won three Brit Awards and two Grammys.
Elton John, Andrew Ridgeley, Madonna, Brian May, Sam Smith, Kylie Minogue, Johnny Marr and countless other artists and fans paid their tribute to the 53-year-old pop star. The singer passed away peacefully in his sleep.
You shall be missed, George Michael!
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