George Michael

Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

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Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

Greek: Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου
Also Known As: "George Michael", "Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: East Finchley, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 25, 2016 (53)
At home (Mill Cottage), Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom (dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver)
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Panagiotou and Lesley Angold Harrison
Partner of <private> Feleppa
Brother of <private> Panayiotou and <private> Panayiotou

Occupation: Musician, lyricist, philanthropist, author, activist
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Goss
    • <private> Feleppa
    • <private> Panagiotou
    • <private> Panayiotou
    • <private> Panayiotou

About George Michael

George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!. He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as "Last Christmas" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go."

Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including "Careless Whisper" and "Freedom! '90." He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, with Billboard magazine ranking him the 40th most successful artist to ever live. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.

In 2004, the Radio Academy named Michael the most played artist on British radio during the period 1984–2004. The documentary A Different Story, released in 2005, covered his career and personal life. In 2006, Michael announced his first tour in 15 years, the worldwide 25 Live tour, spanning three individual tours over the course of three years (2006, 2007 and 2008). In 2016, Michael announced a second documentary on his life entitled Freedom, set to be released in March 2017. On 25 December 2016, Michael died at his Oxfordshire home at the age of 53.

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George Michael's Timeline

June 25, 1963
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
December 25, 2016
Age 53
Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom