RIP George Michael

Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said.

George Michael has “passed away peacefully at home”, it was announced tonight.

His publicist broke the news in a statement issued at 11pm , saying he died over the Christmas period.

The statement 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.

“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time.

“There will be no further comment at this stage.”

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