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The Wham! frontman George Michael 'died peacefully”, in his sleep on Christmas Day at his Oxfordshire home in England.
A statement from his publicist 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 statement reads.
"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."
According to the BBC, Thames Valley Police confirmed South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 on Sunday, December 25..
The cause of death has not been disclosed, but police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
Grammy Award winner George found fame in the ‘80s with pop group Wham, before embarking on a successful solo career.
Twitter tributes have been pouring in, with Duran Duran's account posting: "2016 - loss of another talented soul. All our love and sympathy to @GeorgeMichael's family."
Belfast Telegraph Digital