George Michael

Pop singer George Michael has died at the age of 53. WENN.com reports that Michael died in his sleep at his home in Oxfordshire, England on Christmas day.

George's rep issued a press release confirming his death on Sunday.

"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 statement reads.

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

George is best known as one half of the Grammy-winning 1980s duo Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley.

Their hit singles "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Careless Whisper" scored back-to-back #1s on the U.S. and UK charts in 1984. A 3rd single, "Freedom", off the album Make It Big also went to #1 on the UK chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US.

Wham! broke up in 1986 after Michael complained about the overwhelming attention Ridgeley received from the fans and the media. He later said Ridgeley didn't even sing on any of their songs in their studio.

George had a history health problems including a recent bout with pneumonia that was complicated by his drug addiction. He was admitted to a drug rehab facility in Switzerland in September 2015.

WENN.com -- According to the BBC, Thames Valley Police confirmed South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 on Sunday (25Dec).

The cause of death has not been disclosed, but police say there were no suspicious circumstances.

Grammy Award winner George found fame in the ‘80s with pop group Wham, before embarking on a successful solo career.

Twitter tributes have been pouring in, with Duran Duran's account posting: "2016 - loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael's family."

  • Cici

    2016 said "I am NOT here to play". Working on getting my house back in order. R.I.P. George Michael ?

  • nicelyput32

    Wake me up before you go-go
    Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
    Wake me up before you go-go
    I don't want to miss it when you hit that high....

    Gone too soon..RIP

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    FAST LOVE!!!!????

  • Noirluv45

    GM and Wham! are huge part of the soundtrack of my life. Man, I loved him/them! RIP, George!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Was it ever confirmed that George was HIV + or had AIDS? After all, he was known to cruise gay hookup spots. I'm guessing he died from a heart attack due to long-term drug use, an AIDS-related infection or a combination of the two.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch
  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    "Different Corner" is one of the best songs, ever!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Come on, Cici!!! I feel you re: getting your house in order. I've been busting my hump over here. May God hear and answer your prayers.

  • violet_skyz

    My first keyboard played "wake me up before you go go" instrumental version before I even knew who he was. His music definitely spoke to me.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Dang I thought he had beat the drug addiction long ago.

    RIP

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Last Christmas ..... wow the Irony !!! Awe Rest on no more pain or sorrow for whatever was hurting you internally!!!! I loved his voice he could hit those notes!!!!! His real name I could never pronounce and he was so handsome !!!! Oh .... Wow!!!! Prince and Him were still young !!! ??Rest in Peace.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I think he had HIV. My 80s sis and bro in law was saying that everyone knew that

  • IAmLegend

    All our 80's stars are dropping. Meanwhile, Madonna corpse lookin ass still touring the world, doing back flips on stage at the age of 82. She must've sold her soul for immortality. RIP.

  • IAmLegend

    Yea but didn't he say he didn't wanna get tested to find out

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I hope he did maybe he had some other health issues from past drug abuse ..... wow. It can be really hard.

  • Sucker Free

    So I'm never gonna dance again
    The way I danced with you..

    Rest in paradise Mr Michael

  • violet_skyz

    Wikipedia said his partner died of it in the 90s

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    ?FEED THE WORLD,LET THEM KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS TIME?....im so stunned and saddened?

  • leapyearpisces

    I know his lover died of AIDS years ago, and George was opened about it. Remember, we almost lost him in 2011 to a BAD BOUT of pneumonia. All things considered, I am going to say it probably was AIDS related. I saw a special on him about 10 years ago, it was very introspective. I was HUGE GM fan. With that said, that from his later interviews, he seem to imply that he was pos, but from what I understand he didn't want to be the "face". He will be missed.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Well, he lived longer than most of my gay peers.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rest in peace I was just listening to all his music last week. Me and my daughter and were watching Music and lyrics laughing at the beginning of it and how they were mocking Wham when our laughter turned to sadness when I saw a rip post while pop goes my heart was still playing. May he rest in peace https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b8077e7d8240842d65e6a4aefbe83392046765619425de53dc5c7ac0ad0bf4dc.jpg

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Just played that. Knew you were waiting is on repeat.

  • Cici

    Thanks Fendi. I wish you all the best in the upcoming new year!!! And don't work too hard.

  • leapyearpisces

    He was such a talent. All time faves. Careless Whisper (Wham), One More Try, Father Figure, From Jesus to a Child, Kissing a Fool, Everything She Wants (Wham).

  • violet_skyz

    Oh really

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    ? Shut up!

  • violet_skyz

    Sill cruising the streets after he found out

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I just googled him and apparently he was struggling with alcohol and a couple of drugs

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yes. I'm one of the few who made it through the AIDS epidemic, unscathed. Meanwhile, most of my peers died horribly painful deaths before the age of 30.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I'm so glad you posted this picture of him.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Idk I just googled him and he had a pretty wild sex life up until maybe a few years ago.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Just plain nasty and very typical of a homosexual.

  • Fated4greatness

    I liked him when he was with Wham. I fell in LOVE when he went solo. The song "Father Figure" was my joint. I remember when he was on one of the Motown Specials. He sang Careless Whisper with the amazing Smoky Robinson. He tore that song up. He outsang Smoky that night. So talented and still young. May he rest in peace..

  • violet_skyz

    Lol wow

  • violet_skyz

    Bless your heart!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I was in junior high swooning Sis. This sucks.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    RIP this is a shock.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    My friends used to call me Prudey Judy because I had a bunch set rules when it came to sex. I was the marrying kind and never believed in meaningless romps or sex without protection. I'm still here and they're gone.

  • Keesh5000

    RIH..SO YOUNG...I loved listening to his music growing up...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I really didn't want us to end the night with sad news like this

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I'm gay but I'm a straight shooter. ?

  • Sucker Free

    I want your sex was ??? video

    I absolutely ? father figure

  • violet_skyz

    Oh my! Made the world of a difference...??? @ Prudey Judy. What an experience to live through.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Thank you! You as well.

  • Keesh5000

    Me either. 2016 was brutal and still going. I pray everyday that me and my love ones are safe. Hope it doesn't pour over in to 2017

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How ironic that one of his biggest hits was "Father Figure" and he turned out to be gay.

  • Keesh5000

    What type of drugs??

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yes, they called me Prudey Judy and Ms. False Propaganda. LMAO! In the summer I was known for going shirtless and wearing skimpy shorts. My friends said someone should sue me for false advertisement because I wasn't giving it up to anyone.

    I miss those children. ?

  • leapyearpisces

    Yes.....GM had some of the BEST CUTTING-EDGE artistic videos of the 90's. They were so cinematic. Father Figure was so sexxxxxy.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It is rumored that his songs about unrequited love were about Andrew Ridgeley whom he was head over heels in love with. But Andrew was straight.

  • leapyearpisces

    Do you know I ONLY realized what he was talking about in that song a few years ago. Like 2 years ago.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I just saw your last sentence. I'm working rn. Totally unexpected, but it's ok. I am all about an honest coin.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I hated when they broke up. He did fine solo though and growing up I thought it was the other way around.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I wasn't in junior high but I still swooned. Even when I found out he was gay, I was like, I don't care...he still fine. Half the time when you all be on here talking about music artists, I have no idea who you are talking about but George Michael was talented and nice to look at. IMO

  • violet_skyz

    Loll! You sound like a ball of fun! Also respectable. An old ex of mine is always trying to get some from me. I'm engaged so the answer is No. However if it were to ever be a yes, he doesn't use condemns and I'm sorry I just cannot! Heterosexual or not, whatever. It's always been an issue also a big turn off.?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol me too I was just telling someone last week I didn't care he was gay and I still have my Make it Big cassette. Just played his stuff even posted Everything she wants on here last week.

  • leapyearpisces

    Me too because 2016 was grabbing mofos up like Donald was grabbing?.?. I hate that because this was my REAL birthday year.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    That's why I only befriend ugly straight men.

  • parisjok dean

    he was soooooooooooooooo handsome on this picture

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    I knew it was you that posted it!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who was he talking bout

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    MERRY CHRISTMAS HUN!!!????....YAAAAAAASSSS,thats that????him and Areatha DID THAT!!!!????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    New post

  • Brook York

    Heart failure....this has been one helluva year! I'm praying the New year will be better.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Crack, weed, coke, alcohol, maybe more

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Same to you thank you?, yes they did.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I had a front row seat for the devastation caused by AIDS. I will never forget the first person who came to me and told me he was dying. He made me promise him that I'd protect myself. I was 16 when that conversation took place.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That's crazy how we laughed and said they are copying off Wham and saw a rest in peace post a minute later. Grammy tribute will be something else this year.

  • leapyearpisces

    I don't know Vanna.

  • barbeez

    I can't even keep up. So many celebrities died in 2016.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ignore that I thought u said u realized WHO he was but u said u realized WHAT he was taking bout. I been up since 7. Exhausted

  • violet_skyz

    Interesting

  • violet_skyz

    Why is that so ironic?

  • violet_skyz

    Yea, it's just not worth it! Glad you took the advice. This is some depressing ??.

  • leapyearpisces

    LOL. It's ok?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Whatt???? He was jealous of all the attention he got too

  • Keesh5000

    Dammnnnnn. One drug per person should be the law

  • shay

    Damn, I guess I'll never dance again....

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    To quote one of my favorite songs:

    "Oh very young
    What will you leave us this time
    You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
    And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
    They will vanish away like your daddy's best jeans
    Denim Blue fading up to the sky
    And though you want him to last forever
    You know he never will
    (You know he never will)"

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Whaaat tf 2016?!?!

  • violet_skyz

    Don't know that song, but so true. My daily mf thoughts.

  • semaj24philly

    Damn. That was a fine man even in his 50's. Don't know any of his songs but I do recognize him.Im 27 btw.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    They are going to need to extend the Grammys just to include all the ones who have passed this year.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    RIP GM.

  • Renee Bee

    --???

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right, I know we all have an end date but wow....

  • Renee Bee

    (whispers) U name it! (hangs head)

  • SG

    Ready for 2016 to be over. Father Figure, Careless Whisper....smh. RIP

  • nick c

    Having sex with boys remember in the song he says put your tiny hand in mine? This song was very controversial for pedo sex even though it was hot jam.

  • nick c

    I know it was my jam for years until someone told me the song made them feel uncomfortable and why lol.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Me too because 2016 was grabbing mofos up like Donald was grabbing?.?

    *dead*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I thought he was talking about a female--since women usually have smaller hands than men but ok...............!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    IAL: Meanwhile, Madonna corpse lookin ass still touring the world, doing back flips on stage at the age of 82.

    I just passed away a little (on the inside)

    Yeah those wrinkly cottage cheese a$$cheeks are NOT the business.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Listen. "Careless Whisper" touched my elementary school-aged SOUL. My mom and aunties would get a good kee-kee at my pigtailed self belting out ?"I'm never gonna dance again... guilty feet have got no rhythm...though it's easy to pretend,I know you're not a fool..."? Like I knew WTF I was singing. RIP GEORGE MICHAEL.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Listen. "Careless Whisper" touched my elementary school-aged SOUL. My mom and aunties would get a good kee-kee at my pigtailed self belting out ?"I'm never gonna dance again... guilty feet have got no rhythm...though it's easy to pretend,I know you're not a fool..."? Like I knew WTF I was singing. RIP GEORGE MICHAEL.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Listen. "Careless Whisper" touched my elementary school-aged SOUL. My mom and aunties would get a good kee-kee at my pigtailed self belting out ?"I'm never gonna dance again... guilty feet have got no rhythm...though it's easy to pretend,I know you're not a fool..."? Like I knew WTF I was singing. RIP GEORGE MICHAEL.

  • Floriduhh Evans

    Man I was just talking about him yesterday. RIP

  • nick c

    But he is gay.......

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I know that.

    Maybe his boyfriend had tiny hands.

    Why do people jump to the assumption of pedophilia when it's a gay man?

  • Evillene

    GM was a brilliant songwriter up 'til the end. His best songs were his least popular. I hope he is remembered for his talent rather than the scandals of his celebrity life. RIP

  • Evillene

    Yes. His early songs were written about/for females. He was deeply closeted. His life would have been easier and less horror-filled if he had been able to live openly as a gay man.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I'm ready for the new year

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Off to bed *tucks u in* goodnight ???

  • Lovelove

    And LIVED loud and proudly gay!

  • Lovelove

    George was everything! But, I'm still trying to wrap my brain around Prince, so George rest easy. I have to deal with Prince ?

  • Li

    Heart failure....the same condition that Carrie Fisher, another drug user is overcoming. He did coke and Heroin I believe, as did she. What is it about entertainers that they self-medicate? The life is good, the money is good. What is it about the entertainment world where (younger) people can't live to old age?
    Careless Whisper always stops me. Have to listen to it.

  • Li

    In his youth he was a pretty boy.

  • Li

    I'm not watching the grammies. My heart can't take it.

  • Li

    I hope someone covers Last Christmas. That's a great song too.

  • rayne215

    That Freedom and Too Funky video with the models was so iconic to me when i was younger, i was in my room walking the catwalk :(

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Info regarding his divorce from his second wife, will be made public next month. The second Mrs. Nelson is in a panic because she's afraid Prince's fans are going to harass her once they find out what she said about Prince in those documents.

    By the way, Prince was naked when they found him in that elevator. ?

  • Antigone Heart

    I am in utter shock at the news of Michael's passing.

    I was listening to Isaac Hayes heavily with Walk On By, Kings of Comedy for Bernie Mac, Erotic City with Prince, Wham/George Michael, etc. closely to their passing. It is as if something calls for me to hone in on them. It is a grippling feeling to undertake when the headlines begin to blare in succession with the most unwelcome news.

    R.I.P. Michael, such a tremendous loss ?.

    "...as the music dies, something in your eyes calls to mind a silver screen, and all its sad goodbyes.."

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ9KuQQDEow

  • Prettybootnikki

    I am thinking it could have been related to him being attracted to males and living a double life. Image and all of the people behind him that he has to take care of too. U know, his whole team of folks. And then his family. And then trying to get those hits after hits. I'm sure it's more to it than money and their life being good and all. It may just be the opposite. I could only imagine. Sometimes I have to tell myself to stop worrying about what folks think of me from corporate America. I could just imagine how hard it may have really been with hundreds to millions of folks having an opinion about you, let alone just a few from my working life. If that makes sense.

  • Li

    His father was Greek. That's enough to know about his family accepting his orientation.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    OmG!

    @Incog-knee-gress...HOLD MEH!

  • Dane

    ???

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    RIP, GM.
    I'm stunned and saddened.... I came of age right along with Wham. Still, for me, his most unforgettable performance was his tribute to Freddie Mercury, performed with Queen at Wembley Stadium. He sang "Somebody to Love" and it was nothing short of breathtaking.
    So gifted, yet so tortured. May he finally be at peace.

  • Dane

    omg ???

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Eugene Lin is becoming one of the most hated people on Facebook. Nearly a year before George Michael's death, he reminded the now deceased singer that he wasn't "dead like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston."

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153817957841095&id=11546961094&_rdr

  • Peter Piper ATL

    ...And On Christmas Day. I was still getting over the death of one of my closest childhood friend's mother that I just found out about; unfortunately, she passed in March. Which goes to show how people can easily drift apart.

    It also taught me: when someone is on your mind, pick up that phone and CALL.

    That said, George Michael was an icon and a legend and there's no denying that he laid the foundation for people like Robin Thicke and Jon B. and even Eminem in some ways. Black folks loved some George Michael. It was sad to see his career decline so dramatically over the years too.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Update: George Michael's manager claims heart failure is his cause of death. Again, RIP.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    +1. I was model walking and lip synching my ASS off! Lol.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I agree. First thing I ran to
    https://youtu.be/yPJiuqp1LS4

  • Prettybootnikki

    Oh wow. I didn't know that certain groups of folks are more accepting, let alone, Greeks.

  • suganspice68

    A couple of years ago,George Michael was involved with an American man named Johnny Bryan,I think that was his name.he was from Texas.His previous boyfriend before Bryan had passed from AIDS,his name was Anselmo.

  • suganspice68

    He was so darn sexy and gorgeous!

  • suganspice68

    His previous boyfriend,Anselmo,passed from AIDS many years ago.i now wonder if George Michael may had been infected with the disease from him and kept that a secret from his fans and media for years.

  • suganspice68

    He sure did.

  • puppylove

    Where you been hiding

  • Cici

    I feel you. Nothing wrong with that and thanks.

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Just a week ago we were talking about him. My childhood best friend played careless whispers until at each others hime until our parents were like enough already.

    Hope your dinner and christmaa was as bright as your spirit. Mauh

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Miss you whig. Hope all your Christmas was wonderf and all 1 of matted whigs were replaced by new au nautral wigs. Syntheinic is so passe
    Love you like a fat kid love cake. (Whispers DTTs and Bren)

  • the guest

    LOVED George Michael. Beautiful voice and a vanguard of soul music. "Kissing A Fool" was my favorite George Michael song. It was a combination of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.

    So 2016 took the pioneers from Prince to George Michael.

    Adele, Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Amy Whinehouse, Rita Ora, all of them owe George Micheal a world of gratitude.

  • the guest

    Guilty feet have got no rhythm.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    Grew up to my moma jamming him and boy George!! Rip

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You're so right

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I think its sad that, after such a large figure's death, the main point of conversation isn't the artist's musical impact, but the cause of death. I get it: everyone is curious. That's understandable. But its still sad because, truthfully, it underscores the fact that when you reach a certain celebrity status, there's NO privacy--even in death.

  • CapricornIce

    So handsome. I love to see a man with a low haircut & beard. RIP George Michael?????.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    People are still dying from AIDS-related complications but the media no longer reports those stories. In fact, when was the last time you heard about an AIDS-related death in the news?

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    People are still dying from AIDS-related complications but the media no longer reports those stories. In fact, when was the last time you heard about an AIDS-related death in the news?

  • Missy

    Father Figure...

  • suganspice68

    I never knew that about his songs.Yes,Andrew is happily married to his wife.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    There are many conditions that cause heart failure, including AIDS-related diseases and infections. George was a heavy drug user and he engaged in risky sexual practices. So....

  • Rayne

    ?gotta have faith-faith-faith I gotta have faith?
    Rip George

  • Phillybruh

    Why is the cause so important to prove, he made, great music and was only destructive to himself and his family says it was heart failure let them have that.

  • stav

    Careless whisper is playing in my head.RIP!

  • Ebony Starr

    One more try!

  • Ebony Starr

    One more try!

  • Ebony Starr

    One more try!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I pray he truly died peacefully.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I pray he truly died peacefully.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I pray he truly died peacefully.

  • yallcrazy

    Thats sad. So many famous people be dying young. It really makes you think about the fame and money factor.

  • Renee Bee

    __?

  • TheRider

    Everything She Wants was my jam! RIP.

  • ChampagnePapiDevine!??????????

    Yeah I can not believe that George Michael had passed away.????

    R.I.H. George Michael.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes I know that about his history.

    He had a very difficult time coming to terms with his sexual orientation.

    It's truly sad but it is what is and I say that as a black gay man.

  • Cheese eggs

    Just downloaded Father figure......rip?

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    The first rap song I ever recorded (in somebody's studio basement when I was 15), was George Michael's 'Father Figure'. I had no business rapping those lyrics, not explicit but racy. I haaaaaaddd to capture it. He was such an Icon. His sexuality, voice, style, and moves had me glued and he was a cutie pie!! RIP GEORGE MICHAEL!!!

  • Alycia Lue

    Well said.

  • Kjibbers

    A 53 year old dying from heart issues? So young..
    Bless you George Michael and RIP.

  • Missy Misdemeanor ???

    RIP George Michael, an icon... ??

  • MangoMama

    I love George & still listen to his music today. My teen daughter had to check on me cause she knew I was going to be distraught. R.I.P, George

  • MangoMama

    I love George & still listen to his music today. My teen daughter had to check on me cause she knew I was going to be distraught. R.I.P, George

  • MangoMama

    I love George & still listen to his music today. My teen daughter had to check on me cause she knew I was going to be distraught. R.I.P, George

  • jussaying

    lmao how rita ora get thrown in the mix? we still waiting for her to become a one hit wonder five years later.

  • Carolina Blue

    ???????

  • Carolina Blue

    How do you know he was naked??

  • the guest

    Rita Ora is still indebted for her "image" as a white crossover soul artist from the UK.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes I played all his stuff that day and we discussed George, we as kids wore that song out in middle school. Thank you and I hope yours was too ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes he was

  • Yetunde

    I loved me some George Michael, he had soul. I was so sad to hear of his passing. He was troubled for a long time. He has peace now.

  • charallday

    George was my dude ....my mom would play Make it BIG day and night everyday. After school, when we go home....he was beast!!! My mom told me early on that George was the talent, which is inevitable. When I saw Towanda Braxton offer condolences first I was like, let me ch....then it was true and I am saddened. His music will live on forever. Goes to put on "EVERYTHING SHE WANTS" (THAT SONG WAS DECADES AHEAD OF IT'S TIME, DEDICATED TO ALL THE BIRDS) and try not to cry......that song and Careless Whisper have special place in my heart. Rest well George, no more pain

  • charallday

    ????????

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The same way I knew about his pill-popping BEFORE he died and BEFORE it made national news... l know people who know people.

    The day Prince died, I told a Minneapolis reporter that Prince died of an overdose and competing causes of death delayed the autopsy results. I also told her that investigators needed to pay close attention to Prince's clothes. All of this is on record with CJ at the Star Tribune. Months after that conversation, it was disclosed that Prince's clothes were on backwards and his socks were inside out.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    His cause of death is important because it could serve as a valuable lesson to his legions of fans.

  • Phillybruh

    It is not important. He died of heart failure take care of your heart.

  • jussaying

    but that's what i'm saying! lol she ain't crossover. most black ppl don't know wtf a rita ora is. hell i know who she is and i still can't tell you one song she sings. she don't even get played on the sirius rnb channels and they supposed to play "new" artists and mess you wouldn't hear on reg radio 1 stations.

  • jussaying

    umm I don't know if he laid the foundation for them. i like george michael but i think teena marie, hall & oates, bobby caldwell and even michael mcdonald/doobie bros maybe had a bigger impact for blue eyed soul artists than george. ofc i wasn't alive when he was popping, but i listen to the oldies station quite frequently and in the last two decades i haven't really heard a george michael song but they keep those others in heavy rotation. i think of george like i do boy george and culture club. much loved by the black community. but those other ones ppl considered "ours." (maybe not michael mcdonald but the rest of them!).

  • california love

    First time I heard George sing was at the Apollo he sang careless whisper..loved him..so sad to hear of his death. Prayers goes out to his family

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    When was the autopsy?

  • http://www.necessonline.com/ MsNeceSs

    Many prayers to the family.

  • Guest who

    I also loved when he did collabos like the one with Aretha " I knew you were waiting for me" he was so soulful. RIP George

  • Guest who

    I also loved when he did collabos like the one with Aretha " I knew you were waiting for me" he was so soulful. RIP George

  • Lolalao

    RIP George Michael. Freedom is one of my favorites!

  • Carolina Blue

    Oh,i see.

  • charallday

    Wake me up before you go was my is but Limp Bizkit ruined that for me. Michael McDonald is truly the REAL start of "blue eyed soul", Teena Marie is black to me so she don't count??. Ain't no honorary when she respected our ppl and knew where her coins came from....not exploit us and then move on (a la Justin Timberfake)

  • jussaying

    they didn't redo wake me up, they did Faith. lol i can't lie i loved Limp Bizkit way back when for their hot min of fame. and yeah, i think he and bobby caldwell are the very def of it. the latter ppl didn't know was white at first. and thank you i don't care for JT. i don't think he'd be anything without timbaland and pharrell anyway.

  • charallday

    Yes, thats the song i meant, ? I remember that and didnt like it although I did like them (Bookie was the ish)

  • jussaying

    lol what's the bookie? you mean the noogie? autocorrect be messing folks up. lol do you remember that video fred durst did with halle berry where he was all excited to get up in her face?

  • charallday

    Yasss, lol! Screw auto correct ??? the nookie

  • charallday

    That was the song from that movie Halle did called Gothica

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I'm not ready Sis. I can't watch it just yet.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    At the plantation Pup!
    This is my busy time. I got 30 days to go ...pray my strength, Lol!

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I can't breeve ....You said my matted Whig needs to stay back in 2016!!!!!! Well, happy New year to you too! Hot. Tears.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Yes, he was.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Thanks.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hugs

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    Miss ya!

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Love Ya! (you been to MGM yet? don't look like 'we' can get in there, LOL!)

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    'hugs' back, and a Happy New Year to you, Ju, and the rest of the fam!

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    No, our monies were spent on sons college tution, and thungs I had to have outta Neimans.

    We should meet up and play the penny machines.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Thank you Sis ?

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    ...
    ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Happy new year too

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Happy new year too

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Oh snap! *brushes off faux fox fur, picks lint off zirconium setting & retrieves 10 stacked penny rolls from safe*

    C'mon girl, you wit me!

    "Roc boys in the bldg tonight"
    "Look at how I'm chilling I'm killing this ice"
    "You don't even gotta bring your purses out"

  • Jussie-JustLooking4Peace

    NOT THE ROC BOYS

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Mazel Tov, Boo!