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.
|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, Middlesex, England, UK
|Date of death||
25 December 2016
53 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK
|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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