Millions of fans around the world were shocked to discover the news of George Micheal’s death. One of the greatest pop singers of all time, died in his sleep at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, He was 53 years old. His manager, Michael Lippman, told the media that Michael had died from heart failure.
Since he entered our lives in 1982 with the ground-breaking slice of exuberance that was ‘Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do)’, George Michael has become an international artist of the highest order. He has sold well over 100 million albums in a world where Germany’s population is 80 million and the United Kingdom’s is 63 million. He’s topped charts from Austria to Australia. He’s sold-out stadiums from Tokyo to Tampa. He re-defined popular music with his debut solo album, 1987′s ‘Faith’ and has subsequently crafted a substantial, enormously popular body of work.
Today on Instagram, Sir Elton John posted a photograph of himself with Michael, writing: "I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend - the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans."
Michael’s last post on social media was two months before his death, when he updated his fans about the new Documentary about his life: “George Michael is busy putting the finishing touches to his special documentary film ‘Freedom’”, it said.
He has discovered some incredible, unseen archive footage and is shooting additional interviews for the project so the film will now air in March 2017.
“It promises to be a real treat for fans! To coincide with the film’s broadcast, George and Sony Music have decided to move the reissue of the Listen Without Prejudice album to the same time.”