Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was born on June 25, 1963 and died on Christmas Day 2016 at the age of 53.
The popular and talented artist known professionally as George Michael is a member of the musical duo Wham!
By the time he died, Michael had sold over 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
His groundbreaking duo Wham! sold 28 million records between 1982 and 1986, and debut solo album faith Over 20 million copies sold worldwide.
He is best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, which included hit singles such as “Wake me Up Before you Go Go” and “Last Christmas.”
He had seven number one hits on the UK Singles Chart and eight in the US. billboard Hot 100. He was widely known for his success in the 1980s and 1990s, with Wham! singles like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and “Last Christmas” and solo singles like “Careless Whisper” and “Faith”.
Michael is the duo Wham! With Andrew Ridgely in 1981. The band’s first two albums, Great (1983) and make it bigger (1984), which reached #1 on the UK album charts and in the US billboard 200. Michael’s first solo single “Careless Whisper” reached number one in over 20 countries including the UK and US.
Michael’s debut solo album faith Released in 1987, it reached number one on the UK album chart and remained at number one on the chart. billboard 200 in 12 weeks. Four of her singles from the album, “Faith”, “Father Figure”, “One More Try” and “Monkey” reached number one for him. billboardHot 100. It won Album of the Year at the 31st Grammy Awards. three years after its release. faith, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990) was released. billboard Hot 100 number one “Praying for Time”. His 1991 duet with Elton John, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” was also a transatlantic number one.
He is also ranked as the number one best-selling British artist of all time.
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It was revealed Monday that he left most of his fortune to a Greek-Cypriot family.
His sisters Melanie and Yoda will receive equal shares of all of the star’s major assets, including two homes in London.
His father Kyriakos inherited the racehorse stallion where he lived for many years, and The Mill Charitable Trust, which George himself founded in 2009, houses a piano once owned by John Lennon. art and antiques, including
Michael’s remaining £98 million ($124 million) fortune will be shared among many of the Faith singer’s close friends, ex-Wham! Backing singer Shirley Kemp, Records his producer David Austin, and his family friend Sonia Byrd. His publicist Connie Filipello, cousin Alex Georgio, model Kay Beckenham and star former PA Michelle May were also remembered in his will.
George Michael died at the age of 53 from natural causes resulting from heart and liver problems.