But coming out wasn’t easy for George Michael, who had struggled to show his true self to his family.
Born in London, Michael became a pop music sensation in the ’80s with Wham!
In November 1994, Michael released the single, Jesus to a Child, a tribute to his dead lover, Feleppa.
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“My friend#GeorgeMichael so brave.so talented”. Michael later entered a protracted legal battle with Sony Music over his contract and was unable to release another album until 1996.
“Even before Wham! separated in 1986, Michael had given a hint of his solo ambitions and that remarkable soul voice with the single Careless Whisper“. “I am in deep shock”, John wrote on Instagram. We have lost too many handsome souls this year. “My heart goes out to his family and all of his friends”.
Many know George from being apart of the vocal duo Wham! with his friend, Andrew Ridgeley.
“The lovely memories and music he brought to the world will always be an important part of my life and those who also loved and admired him”. “4ever loved. A xx”. “But oh my God, I was just so grateful to come out alive and very happy to get back to my home in London”. As an adult, I cried when I saw him in concert. Here’s a look at some of the songs in Indian films that have either been direct lifts or heavily inspired by some of the late singer’s classic hits. He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words.
The revelation came as it emerged Michael had used his fortune to “heal the pain” of others – without seeking fame for his charitable giving. As we now remember Michael and how he has been defined as a gay icon, this interview is more pivotal than ever.
Canadian musician Bryan Adams tweeted: “I can’t believe it”. One of the women in his life was Kathy Jeung, the model starring in I Want Your Sex video.
The man who brought us “Freedom” and “Faith” has celebrated his last Christmas.
Tributes poured in for Michael who was due to make a comeback in October before it was cancelled at the last minute.