Singer-songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53. The death of the former Wham! Star, who went on to a long solo career, was announced by his publicist.
Michael died peacefully at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire, U.K., according to a statement, which gave no further details.
The star was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, of Greek origin, in north London.He sold more than 100 million albums, with Wham! single hits including “Club Tropicana,” “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” and “Everything She Wants.” “Last Christmas” has re-entered the charts for many years.
乔治·迈克尔本名乔治斯·基里亚科斯·帕纳约托(Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou)，出生于英国北部，英国希腊裔创作歌手。作为威猛乐队出道，他的专辑拥有1亿多张的专辑销量成绩。演唱的热门单曲包括《热带俱乐部》、《在你走之前叫醒我》和《她想要的一切》。《去年圣诞节》已成为每年圣诞节必播歌曲。
The full publicist statement today 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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”No cause of death is confirmed and police said there were no suspicious circumstances.