Music • 26 Dec, 2016
GEORGE MICHAEL’S LAST CHRISTMAS
Wham! Singer Dead at Just 53
We don’t enjoy bringing you sad news at such a festive time but the oft-maligned and controversial life of 80s and 90s mega star George Michael is over, as confirmed by his publicist late on Christmas Day. Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide with 80s duo Wham! He then embarked on hugely successful solo career with singles like Faith and Careless Whisper. He courted controversy several times as well, crashing cars into shops in North London while heavily under the influence of drugs and struggling with his homosexuality for a long time before finally coming out to the world. He didn’t tour that often and his last live show was back in 2012, but his legacy of hit songs shall remain forever. RIP George.
Words by JA