Another sad news was broken over the Christmas weekend. A true icon of music has left us, George Michael died of heart failure at the age of 53 in his home in Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire in Great Britain.

I find it almost ironic that I associate George Michael always with one of his big hits «Last Christmas» he had with the ’80s pop group Wham! whose other famous songs include «Wake Me Up.. Before You Go Go», and «Club Tropicana» among others.

george-michael-and-andrew-ridgeley-of-whamGeorge Michael and Andrew Ridgeley of WHAM! in 1983 

When the duo split up, he easily managed to transition to become a credible singer and songwriter with timeless ballads like «Careless Whisper». His debut solo album «Faith» catapulted him to super stardom in 1987.

live-aid-30th-anniversaryGeorge Michael and Elton John backstage at Live Aid Concert, 1985 

Yesterday, a part of my childhood has died. Sir Elton John was among the shocked celebrities paying tribute to the star on social media. He wrote: «I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP

imageGeorge Michael in 2016

George Michael, you will always stay in our hearts!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Rex, Redferns