Cape Town – The world woke up on Christmas morning with the sad news that George Michael had died. He was 53.
While the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed the music icon reportedly died peacefully in his sleep and was found by his partner, Fadi Fawaz.
Channel24 has grouped five of the main stories about the Faith hitmaker you may have missed over the festive weekend.
Here they are:
British pop star George Michael, who sold more than 100 million albums in his career, died under unexplained circumstances. Thames Valley Police said, "At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. A post-mortem will be undertaken in due course."
George Michael's long-time partner Fadi Fawaz posted about waking up to find the singer's lifeless body next to him on Christmas morning. The 43-year-old hairdresser said that he was the one to discover Michael's lifeless body in a tweet posted on Monday.
Celebs from near and far paid tribute to George Michael on various social media platforms. We remember the iconic hit maker’s life in 27 pictures.
George Michael left a one-of-a-kind mark on the 1980s and 1990s with hits that are still being played years later.Here are 10 era-defining songs from the British pop icon.
Sir Elton John will reportedly be performing at George Michael’s funeral. The details of the funeral is yet to be confirmed.
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