George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! and later embarked on a solo career. Michael has sold over 115 million records worldwide making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He achieved seven number one songs on the UK Singles Chart and eight number one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. He was widely known for his success in the 1980s and 1990s, including Wham! singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas" and solo singles such as "Careless Whisper" and "Faith".
|Full name at birth||
Georgios Kyriakos Panayiotou
|Claim to fame||
Wham!, the songs ''I Want Your Sex,'' ''Careless Whisper,'' ''Father FIgure,'' ''Monkey'' and ''Faith''
|Date of birth||
25 June 1963
|Place of birth||
East Finchley, London, England, United Kingdom
|Date of death||
25 December 2016
|Place of death||
Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
|Cause of death||
Natural Causes as the Result of a Dilated Cardiomyopathy with a Myocarditis and a Fatty Liver
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist
5' 11½" (182 cm)
Bushey Meads School
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