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George Michael was unrecognizable before death

George Michael was unrecognizable before death

George Michael has died peacefully in his sleep, his publicist has confirmed. "On a subconscious level it was very frightening and I'll probably never feel quite as safe again". Over the next 30 years, pop idol and celebrated artist George Michael threw at us, a variety of lessons on faith, passion, and love.

In January 1989, George Michael accepted one of his three American Music Awards during ceremonies in Los Angeles.

The Grammy and Oscar winning singer and songwriter took to Twitter early Monday (26 December) to pay tribute to Michael who died unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 53. BBC reports that the singer passed away from heart failure.

"But my career just seems to right itself like a plastic duck in a bath and, in some ways, I resent that", Michael once said.

Michael enjoyed huge popularity early in his career as a teenybopper idol, delivering a series of hits such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, " "Young Guns (Go For It)", and "Freedom".

He won a string of awards including two Grammys and three Brits, but run-ins with the law over drugs and a series of weird incidents and health scares in his final years often overshadowed his music. "I want people to remember him the way he was - he was a attractive person".

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Michael was an worldwide pop icon in the 1980s who then became an even more successful solo act.

Sam Smith has credited George Michael for helping to shape him as an artist.

Before his death, George was said to be working on a new album, which he was hoping to release in 2017.

And to be fair, it's Andrew Ridgeley's lyrical contribution of "Uh huh huh / Oh, oh, Uh huh huh / Doo doo doo / La la la la", that truly sets this song apart.

The 38-year-old told the London Telegraph she received £9,000 from an anonymous donor after her then-husband appeared on a 2008 episode of Deal or No Deal but won less than the total amount needed for a round of IVF. That was also year the American sitcom Will & Grace went on the air, which featured a gay lead character.


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