Singer George Michael Dead At 53

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The BBC reports singer, songwriter George Michael has died.

The singer who rose to fame in the 1980s with hits like “Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go) and “Careless Whisper” was found dead at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire in England at 1:42pm GMT.

The BBC quoting Michael’s publicist says a cause of death has not been released, but police do not suspect foul play.

Michaels was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, June 25, 1963. His father was a Greek Cypriot restaurateur who immigrated to England in the 1950s. His mother was an English dancer.

In 1981, Michaels formed Wham! with Andrew Ridgeley. By 1987, he had embarked on a solo career which resulted in a number of hits on both sides of the Atlantic, including the controversial “I Want Your Sex.”