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Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies at 53

Ex-Wham singer dies in his home

Wham had a short shelf-life, breaking up in 1986, with George Michael leaving Andrew Ridgeley behind for a successful solo career. Michael's seen here in 2011.
Wham had a short shelf-life, breaking up in 1986, with George Michael leaving Andrew Ridgeley behind for a successful solo career. Michael's seen here in 2011. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Singer George Michael, 53, has died, according to sources. 

The ex-Wham singer, died in his London home, according to the BBC.

There weren't any suspicious circumstances surrounding Michael's death, police told news outlets. 

In a statement, the star's publicist said: "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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

Michael was known for his hit songs "Careless Whisper," "Faith" and "Last Christmas."