Pop superstar George Michael has died at 53

Michael�s publicist said, �The family ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.�

Pop superstar George Michael has died at 53

Pop icon George Michael died on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53. He had a highly successful solo career which included the songs Careless Whisper, Faith, Outside and Freedom! 90.

A police statement said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2 p.m. Christmas Day. Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.”


Michael’s publicist said, “The family ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”


Thames Valley Police said they were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly before 2pm, adding: “Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene. “At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A post-mortem will be undertaken in due course. There will be no further updates from Thames Valley Police until the post-mortem has taken place.”


Sir Elton John, a friend and collaborator, wrote on Instagram of his “deep shock” at the lost of a “the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist”.


Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, said Michael was “an exceptional artist and a strong supporter of LGBT and workers’ rights”. Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, was among the first to pay tribute, describing him as “an amazing talent gone too soon”, The Guardian reported.


Michael was born in London to Greek Cypriot parents and first achieved pop success with school friend Ridgeley in the pop duo Wham!