George Michael's death another massive shock
The shocks keep coming. What a year for losing our best-loved stars. Now 53-year-old George Michael has been so sadly taken from us.
George came to prominence with his musical partner, Andrew Ridgeley, as the highly successful duo Wham in the 1980s!
A string of hits followed for the band before they parted company, most noticeably the all-time classic Last Christmas.
George then went solo and became a worldwide superstar.
He did have his personal problems, but his music was always of the highest quality. A short, but very intense life.
He was very gifted and talented, and 2016 has been a horrendous year for losing much-adored stars.
George Michael was up there with the very best of all time, but sadly this was his last Christmas among us.
However, from now on, every Christmas - perhaps for eternity - we will listen to the sounds of his Last Christmas.
Belfast Telegraph Digital