The iconic 80s popstar George Michael was found dead on Christmas Day at his home in Oxfordshire, England. Michael was only 53-years-old. So far, the police have only confirmed his death but they have not given a reason for it at this time. They described his death as “unexplained but not suspicious.”
According to Michael Lippman (who was Michael’s manager), Michael’s death was the result of heart failure. He was found dead while he was lying down in bed. There is no reason to think he suffered all that much, with some saying that he just died in his sleep from heart failure. However, the authorities are still not saying this was his cause of death. An autopsy is likely going to be done to either confirm or deny this rumor. A statement by the police shows that the Thames Valley Police had been called to Michael’s property just before 2PM on Christmas Day.
Michael was one of the biggest popstars of the 1980s and 1990s. He came to the music scene as a teenage pop idol and released hit singles such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.” In 1987, he then released his first album as a sexy grown man with “Faith.” However, Michael started not to like the superficiality that went along with the promotional commitments during his time as an 80s popstar. He often turned away live shows and video clips. He also liked to sing about things that were more mature such as desire and love.
For the majority of Michael’s career, he had been his own studio backup band and producer. A lot of his music was new and old R&B, but he extended his musical talents to different music genres as well. Some of the ballads he wrote were called “Father Figure” and “Careless Whisper.” He even wrote dance tracks that were a bit buoyant like “I Want Your Sex” and “Freedom ’90.”