George Michael dies at 53


mentalfloss
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Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said.

The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have "passed away peacefully at home".

Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT.

Police say they were treating the death as unexplained but there were no suspicious circumstances.

In a statement, the star's 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 family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

Ex-Wham! singer George Michael dies - BBC News (external - login to view)
 
Danbones
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Are you sure he is dead?
He may have just stopped by the morgue to suck back a couple of cold ones after work...
 
mentalfloss
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It's a BBC conspiracy.

The mainstream media is hiding the fact that Clinton had him killed.
 
spaminator
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Ludlow
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Sorry to hear that. He was a young man and a talented singer. Rest in Peace.
 
coldstream
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Wow, that's young. I was never a huge fan, but he was an iconic figure of the 80s and early 90s, with Wham! and then as a solo act. He undoubtedly had some stage charisma.. and some catchy tunes. I've heard a lot of Last Christmas over the holidays.

He'd had serious health issues including pneumonia and heart problems over the last few years. There were rumours he was HIV positive. He had become something of a recluse over that period. Hate to say it but flamboyant 'gay' lifestyles don't go with living much past 50. RIP.
Last edited by coldstream; Dec 25th, 2016 at 06:45 PM..
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

It's a BBC conspiracy.

The mainstream media is hiding the fact that Clinton had him killed.

boot Hillary always did have a thing about guys prettier then her
..but then of course, Michelle might also be a dark horse candidate for a bumping him off out of jealousy...
 
Murphy
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Cannuck
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Not much of a Wham fan but he was an exceptional talent and I really appreciated his solo stuff, especially later on
 
Mokkajava
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I loved him in the 80's... and when I found out he was gay... I loved him more.

Why can't 2016 end already before it kills off any more of the greats.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MokkajavaView Post

I loved him in the 80's... and when I found out he was gay... I loved him more.

Why can't 2016 end already before it kills off any more of the greats.

It's been a tough year. For the famous, and also for the regular people.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

It's been a tough year. For the famous, and also for the regular people.

If there is one unifying quality coming out of this year, it might be the fact that we will all be glad to see it come to an end - preferably as peacefully and quietly as possible.
 
Cannuck
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I'm a regular guy and it's been better than average.
 
Danbones
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new job writing eh?
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

If there is one unifying quality coming out of this year, it might be the fact that we will all be glad to see it come to an end - preferably as peacefully and quietly as possible.

One good thing. We won't have to hear much about Obama anymore. .
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

One good thing. We won't have to hear much about Obama anymore. .


I'd trade our head honcho for him in a Hollywood minute!
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

It's a BBC conspiracy.

The mainstream media is hiding the fact that Clinton had him killed.



No, no, no! You are supposed to say, BLAME OBAMA!




Still, a sad loss to the entertainment world.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

No, no, no! You are supposed to say, BLAME OBAMA!




Still, a sad loss to the entertainment world.

A short life. It's a shame.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

If there is one unifying quality coming out of this year, it might be the fact that we will all be glad to see it come to an end - preferably as peacefully and quietly as possible.


I hate to say this, with still another week left in the year, but so far for me it hasn't been a bad year, particularly. KEEPING MY FINGERS, TOES, EYES AND EARS CROSSED!
 
Murphy
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Don't hex yourself. Exorcise the demons! Tutti fuori!
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

I hate to say this, with still another week left in the year, but so far for me it hasn't been a bad year, particularly. KEEPING MY FINGERS, TOES, EYES AND EARS CROSSED!

Glad you had a good year buddy. Stay healthy and have fun.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Glad you had a good year buddy. Stay healthy and have fun.


Well, "good" compared to lots I can think of. You got to be happy with what you have like reasonable health, wife, kids and grand kids and enough money for the essentials plus a couple of dollars! We are blessed!

Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Glad you had a good year buddy. Stay healthy and have fun.


You too, bud!
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Well, "good" compared to lots I can think of. You got to be happy with what you have like reasonable health, wife, kids and grand kids and enough money for the essentials plus a couple of dollars! We are blessed!




You too, bud!

If I can get to feeling better and the doctors and specialists can fix me up maybe next year will see me playing the slot machines and taking walks like I use to. .
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

If I can get to feeling better and the doctors and specialists can fix me up maybe next year will see me playing the slot machines and taking walks like I use to. .


Make up your mind to it. Just increase your goal a wee bit every day. Walking is probably the best thing you can do and if you can add in a couple of hills, so much the better!

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said.

Ex-Wham! singer George Michael dies - BBC News (external - login to view)


What a sh*tty day to have to die. Looks like I may have that beat for another year!
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Well, "good" compared to lots I can think of. You got to be happy with what you have like reasonable health, wife, kids and grand kids and enough money for the essentials plus a couple of dollars! We are blessed!




You too, bud!

The guy we just loaded into a chopper was truly lucky. 70 ft down the bank. Fortunately someone saw him go over or it would have been days before he was found.
 
spaminator
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Retired_Can_Soldier
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Never a big fan, the 80's new wave was a bunch of hooey. Too bad the guy died, but my guess is that some of the controversy he was caught in may have led to his demise. Regardless, RIP.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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RIP

Not really a big fan of Wham or his solo stuff in 80s and 90s. But he obviously had talent and had an audience. Find I can tolerate him more when his 80s stuff comes on radio now. Last night they played one of his songs on the radio and the lyric was "never going to dance again" or something similar and my son said he was right.

It is also a wake up when somebody who is younger than yourself dies. It shatters the illusion of immortality.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

RIP

Not really a big fan of Wham or his solo stuff in 80s and 90s. But he obviously had talent and had an audience. Find I can tolerate him more when his 80s stuff comes on radio now. Last night they played one of his songs on the radio and the lyric was "never going to dance again" or something similar and my son said he was right.

It is also a wake up when somebody who is younger than yourself dies. It shatters the illusion of immortality.


And every year it gets worse seeing there are more and more people younger than you are.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Make up your mind to it. Just increase your goal a wee bit every day. Walking is probably the best thing you can do and if you can add in a couple of hills, so much the better!




What a sh*tty day to have to die. Looks like I may have that beat for another year!

You might be surprised how much we take a simple thing like walking for granted, until it becomes difficult. Humans are fragile.
 

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