Breaking: George Michael Has Died At Age 53

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart.

We bring sad news this Christmas: George Michael has died.

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."

They added: "The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

According to the BBC, police say there were no suspicious circumstances.

It's unknown what Michael died of, but he had a history of health problems. In 2011, he battled a case of pneumonia that put him in a coma and resulted in a tracheotomy, the Washington Times reports.

Michael sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career.



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