George Michael

George Michael

British, Singer
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George Michael

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 sold over 80 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. Michael won various music awards including two Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and six Ivor Novello Awards. In 2008, he was ranked 40th on Billboards list of the Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time.

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Full name at birth
Georgios Kyriakos Panayiotou
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Claim to fame
Wham!, the songs ''I Want Your Sex,'' ''Careless Whisper,'' ''Father FIgure,'' ''Monkey'' and ''Faith''
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Date of birth
25 June 1963
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Place of birth
East Finchley, Middlesex, England, UK
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Date of death
25 December 2016
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Age
53 (age at death)
Place of death
Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
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Cause of death
Natural Causes as the Result of a Dilated Cardiomyopathy with a Myocarditis and a Fatty Liver
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Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist
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5' 11½" (182 cm)
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Dogs
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Net worth
$200,000,000 USD
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High school
Bushey Meads School
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I`m not anti-American. I`ve lived with Kenny, a Texan, for six years.
  • Winner of the 1997 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist.
  • Collaborated with Queen and Lisa Stansfield on the British chart-topping "Five Live" (EP) of 1993.
  • He has contributed two songs to the "Warchild Hope" album (released 21 April 2003); one is a cover of Don McLean's "The Grave" and the other is his own classic "Faith" (a duet with Ms Dynamite).
  • The first three singles of George Michael's solo career all went to the no. 1 position on the UK chart: "Careless Whisper" (1984), "A Different Corner" (1986) and "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1987). The latter was a duet with Aretha Franklin.
  • In the Independent on Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 25, down from 22.

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