One of the most widely anticipated and celebrated holidays in the world is Christmas Day. Whatever your religious views may be, we all had that common ground when it comes to Christmas. It’s the celebration of joy, family, hope, and festivities. It’s the perfect season where we spread happiness and love. However, the world was caught by storm when we heard the heartbreaking news of George Michael’s death. Most of us still shook our heads in disbelief at how sudden it happened. As his loyal, dedicated fans grieve for the death of their idol, let us reminisce the soaring career of the late musician.
George Michael’s Blossoming Career
For those who didn’t know, George Michael was a famous English singer and musician. He was known for his notable songs such as Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, and Careless Whisper. His famous songs had sold over a 100 million records worldwide. His astounding records and achievements in music ranked him as the best-selling British acts of all time.
Aside from that, he also garnered the title as the 40th-most successful artist ever! His concerts and performance were all sold out and people enjoyed listening to his music and his unique rendition of songs. It was no wonder that George truly excelled at what he did. He was truly a music prodigy! And the people recognized his talents too!
George’s Controversial Love Life
Along with the prominence, George was enjoying, he also had fallen in this worldly indulgence. Despite the surge of his career, he also led a turbulent life. He got involved in various drug abuse cases, as well as engaging in intimate activities with different partners, even with strangers. George has been very vocal about his orientation ever since.
George may have his fair share of one-night stands, he confessed in a rare interview that he only had fallen in love with three persons in his life. And one of them, was his rumored long-time boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz. Fadi was a hairdresser of famous stars like Naomi Campbell, Emily Blunt, and the Pussy Cat Dolls.
The couple was seen on various occasions together, either on a vacation or leaving George’s house. But the two remained very private with their relationship. Until the tragic end of their love story finally happened last Christmas Day.
George’s Tragic and Sudden Death
On the last Sunday of the year, the morning of December 25th, Fadi found George had died peacefully in his bed. George died at 53-years old. Fadi was deeply saddened by his passing, expressing his swirl of emotions on Twitter. Although the account was unverified, George’s verified account shows that he followed him.
“It’s a Xmas I will never forget to find your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning,” he wrote. “I will never stop missing you xx.”
– Fadi Fawaz (@fadifawaz)
George’s U.S. publicist confirmed the news and said that the cause of death was cardiac arrest. He also acted as a liaison for the immediate family as they released their statement on what happened.
“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,” his publicist confirmed to PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. “The family would ask that their privacy will be respected at this difficult and emotional time.”
The news speculated quickly and the international showbiz world was plunged into shock and disbelief at what happened to the renowned musician. Many fans had expressed their condolences to the immediate family and loved ones of the late singer. Aside from that, they also expressed their deepest gratitude to George, especially the spectacular songs and unwavering performance he shared for the last couple of years. He may have already left this world but his works will forever leave an imprint behind. His songs will forever be remembered by his loyal fans and most especially, by his loved ones.
Our deepest condolences to the family of George Michael. You and your songs will forever be remembered in our hearts.