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British superstar George Michael dies aged 53
11:25, 26 December 2016
British superstar George Michael dies aged 53

Celebrities mourn George Michael after news of his death

11:25, 26 December 2016

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Beloved British pop singer George Michael died at the age of 53 on Christmas Day, his family said on Sunday night, reported the Telegraph.

Michael's manager, Michael Lippman, says the cause of death was heart failure. 

"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," Michael's family said in a statement released by Thames Valley Police.

"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

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Big names from the world of entertainment have paid tribute to him after hearing about his death, which comes in a year that has seen the music industry lose some of its biggest stars including Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Sir Elton John, Madonna, Duran Duran, etc.

George Michael sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades. 

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