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    RIP George Michael

    This year has been terrible

    LONDON (Reuters) - British pop singer George Michael, who shot to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and continued as a solo artist, died on Sunday at his home in England. He was 53.

    "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 said in a statement.

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

    Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, he once played music on the London underground train system before forming Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. He died peacefully at his home in Oxfordshire, England, on Christmas Day.
    He's the best at Freddy Mercury homage concert with Elthon John alongside another 2016 loss, David Bowie. I do hope he'll be remembered in the same manner.
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    Damn 2016 GO AWAY ALREADY!!!!!!

    RIP GEORGE MICHAEL. You were taken far too young

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    From Status Quo's Rick Parfitt on this weekend now it's George Michael?

    This has been a crazy year for everyone.

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    He's one of the three major mentors who highly contributed
    to what i am today, a sort of ... yeah... "Father Figure", artistically speaking.
    I had the chance to meet him during the very last concert (The Orchestral Tour) he gave in France (2011).
    You'll be missed, really missed!
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    RIP Georges Michael.

    Careless whisper is in my opinion, the best song he wrote
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    So many 80's icons dropping like flies this year! it sucks and Careless Whisper is a damned good song and loved it how was on Deadpool
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    George Michael, Seriously
    Wham! was a joke, but the singer has made a brilliant solo debut — and no one is laughing
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/fe...ously-19880128

    George Michael Dead at 53
    Former Wham! singer and massively successful soul and pop solo vocalist dies "peacefully at home"
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...-at-53-w457753

    George Michael: 20 Essential Songs
    The best of the pop icon's hits, duets and reinventions
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/li...-songs-w457756

    Flashback: George Michael Plays Final Encore at Last Concert
    Watch singer perform "I'm Your Man," "Freedom 90" and "I Remember You" at London's Earls Court on his last tour
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/vi...oncert-w457757

    George Michael Dies at 53
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ael-dies-at-53

    Stars Pay Tribute to George Michael
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...george-michael

    George Michael's Top 20 Biggest Billboard Hits
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...l-biggest-hits

    George Michael, James Brown and Other Music Stars Who Died on Christmas
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...d-on-christmas

    George Michael Songs Remixed: Listen to 6 of the Best
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...t-remixes-list

    The 15 Greatest George Michael Songs: Critic's Take
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...gs-tribute-rip

    Why George Michael Was a True Pop Visionary
    Late star radically revised his image with every hit, making a career out of sexual and stylistic provocation
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/fe...ionary-w457788

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    Like Joy Division/New Order, The Small Faces/Faces, The (Young) Rascals, Parliament-Funkadelic, George Michael should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just once for his entire career as Wham!/George Michael. That's how Joel Whitburn has him listed in the Billboard books. George Michael was a great songwriter. The songs he wrote as a member of Wham! are classics. Songs like Bad Boys, Young Guns (Go For It), Wham Rap, I'm Your Man, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whispers, Everything She Wants, Freedom, Last Christmas. If the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts George Michael solo, they are leaving out all that great material he produced with Wham!, which is where his career started. The right thing to do would be to nominate and induct him for his entire career as Wham!/George Michael, not so much for Andrew Ridgeley's sake, but for George Michael's sake. George Michael's solo career was equally successful to his career with Wham! Wham! and George Michael each had a classic number one album. Wham! had 1984's Make It Big, and George Michael had 1987's Faith. I wouldn't induct George Michael twice. I can see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating and inducting him under Wham!/George Michael for his entire body of work. The case is made. It will happen! WHAM! produced 3 studio albums with original material, while George Michael produced 4 studio albums with original material. So they are pretty much even. A joint induction as Wham!/George Michael is the right thing to do.

    This isn't like Rufus with Chaka Khan because there were only two people in WHAM!. If they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as Wham!/George Michael, only one other person will have George Michael's name on his trophy, and that would be Andrew Ridgeley.

    THE ALBUMS

    Wham!/George Michael

    Fantastic * Make It Big * Music From The Edge Of Heaven * Faith * Listen Without Prejudice * Older * Songs From The Last Century * Patience

    THE SINGLES

    Wham!/George Michael

    Bad Boys * Young Guns (Go For It) * Wham Rap * Freedom * Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go * Everything She Wants * Careless Whisper * Last Christmas * The Edge Of Heaven * A Different Corner * I'm Your Man * I Knew You Were Waiting For Me * Faith * Father Figure * I Want Your Sex * Monkey * One More Try * Kissing A Fool * Praying For Time * Freedom '90 * Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me * Too Funky * Fastlove * Jesus To A Child
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    I can't say I was a big fan of his music but he and Wham! were a staple of the 80's and as such he will always be a part of my childhood memories.
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    Watch George Michael Do 'Carpool Karaoke' Before It Even Came to Be
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...-karaoke-video

    George Michael Streams Up 3,000 Percent on Spotify Following Singer's Death
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...-singers-death

    Let's Go Outside: How George Michael's Sexuality and Music Never Stopped Maturing
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...xuality-career

    Read the Advice Frank Sinatra Had for George Michael in 1990
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ichael-in-1990

    George Michael, David Bowie, Prince and the Art of Shapeshifting
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...-shapeshifting

    George Michael's Leading Ladies Share Memories, Photos of '90s Video Heyday
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...emories-photos

    Universal Music Group's Lucian Grainge Says George Michael, Status Quo's Rick Parfitt 'Touched Millions'
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...o-rick-parfitt

    George Michael's Longtime Bass Player Remembers His 'Beautiful' Friend, 'Faith' Tour
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ist-deon-estus

    Wham!'s Influence Felt in China After Landmark 1985 Concert
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...k-1985-concert

    George Michael's Partner Says He Found Singer's Body: 'We Don't Know What Happened Yet'
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ead-body-found

    George Michael's Style: Remembering His Top 5 Iconic Looks
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...ashion-moments

    Wham!'s 1984 Classic 'Last Christmas' Makes First Hot 100 Appearance
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...100-appearance

    Rewinding the Charts: George Michael Sexed Up the Hot 100 In 1987
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...ur-sex-hot-100

    George Michael Tribute Channel Coming to SiriusXM
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...annel-siriusxm

    George Michael's Biggest Billboard Dance Chart Hits
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...nce-chart-hits

    George Michael's History on Billboard's R&B Charts
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...oard-rb-charts

    Elton John Honors George Michael With Performance of Their Hit Duet at Las Vegas Concert: Watch
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...-vegas-concert

    Christy Turlington Burns Remembers 'Shy' George Michael
    Supermodel looks back on singer's monumental "Freedom '90" video
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/fe...ichael-w457957

    How George Michael Became Gay Link Between David Bowie and David Beckham
    Pop star continued to use his music as propaganda for pleasure and against shame
    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/...eckham-w457892

    Boy George on George Michael's Death: 'Devastating'
    "What a beautiful voice he had and his music will live on as a testament to his talent," former Culture Club singer writes
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...tating-w457880
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    Not a great fan of his, but I didn't dislike his music either. RIP George and thanks for the great '80s memories.
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    Weekend Rock Question: What Is George Michael's Best Solo Song?
    Cast your vote in our weekly readers' poll
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...o-song-w459322

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    Readers' Poll: 5 Best Solo George Michael Songs
    See where favourites like "Faith" and "Careless Whisper" ranked
    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/li...-songs-w460519
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