Singer and 80s icon, George Michael has tragically passed away at the age of 53.
The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”.
Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT. Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
In a statement, the star’s 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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
Michael sold more than 80 million albums worldwide during his career, and garnered several number one hit singles in the UK charts, including ‘Careless Whisper’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me’.