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Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:10 PM

Breaking: Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies

Source: BBC

2 minutes ago

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 there were no suspicious circumstances.

Michael, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, sold more than 100m albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38432862

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Reply Breaking: Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies (Original post)
inanna Dec 2016 OP
kimbutgar Dec 2016 #1
shenmue Dec 2016 #2
MFM008 Dec 2016 #3
kimbutgar Dec 2016 #5
Initech Dec 2016 #8
underpants Dec 2016 #4
liberal N proud Dec 2016 #6
DonCoquixote Dec 2016 #7
LisaM Dec 2016 #11
Beartracks Dec 2016 #9
smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #10
True Dough Dec 2016 #12

Response to inanna (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:21 PM

1. 2016 is a bs year

Bowie, Prince and now my George Michael! All my favorites!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:38 PM

2. Yes

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:39 PM

3. 2016

SSSSUCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:44 PM

5. And I didn't mention my mother passing at 93.

This is not a year to remember.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:59 PM

8. +100000000000000000000000000000000000000

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 07:44 PM

4. His Last Christmas

Actually I wasn't a big fan but I remember all the cool black-clothed kids raving about him before he broke out here on MTV. I was the jock guy they let hang with them from time to time and when I saw him I said "Damn! That's a good looking guy"

The most impressive thing about him was his fight against Sony and the London Olympics - working that "room" when you are alone at least 100 yards from the nearest person was amazing. I've talked to some musicians I've known and they agreed that that was some serious showmanship.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:00 PM

6. So much talent lost this year

Music, acting and others.

Lost my job and then we all lost hope. Be gone 2016, be gone!

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Sun Dec 25, 2016, 08:46 PM

7. geezus

maybe there is a rapture, making sure all the cool LGBT celebs get the hell outta here before trump comes in. Does this make us the damned?

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 10:13 PM

11. Sadly, I thought that too.

Though, I think that the 60s to 90s was a really fertile musical time, unusually so.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:19 AM

9. One less star in the atmosphere for us...



"White Light"
- George Michael

I'm back, I'm back
Prouder than ever baby
Louder than ever maybe

One more pill, just one more beer
One less star in the atmosphere for us
But maybe she just wanted to be free
Heartless pictures on TV
Change that channel that could have been me, I said
Maybe she just wanted to be free

So I just kept breathing, my friends
Waiting for the man to choose
Saying this ain't the day that it ends
'Cause there's no white light and I'm not through
I'm alive I'm alive...
And I've got so much more that I want to do with the music
Was it music that saved me?
Or the way that you prayed for me?
Guess either way, I thank you I'm alive

Hotel Motel makes it clear
One more voice we will never hear again
But maybe he just wanted to be free
And I don't know what the hell, what the Gods,
What the f*ck I'm saying half the time
But something divine, oh divine
Brought me back to you and I know it

So I just kept breathing, my friends
Waiting for some God to choose
Saying this ain't the day that it ends
'Cause there's no white light and I'm not through
I'm alive I'm alive...
And I've got so much more that I want to do
Was it music? Was it science that saved me?
Or the way that you prayed for me?
Guess either way, I thank you I'm alive

And tomorrow is mine, I said tomorrow is mine
Said I just got to keep on breathing
I said no, don't let go breathing, breathing...
Got to keep on, got to keep on, got to keep on
I just got to keep on breathing
I'm alive I'm alive...
And I've got so much more that I want to give
Was it music? Was it science that saved me?
Or the way that you prayed and prayed for me
Well I thank you I'm alive, yeah

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 11:01 AM

10. What a loss! So sad!

RIP George, you will be missed.

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Response to inanna (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:27 PM

12. An unreleased George Michael tune that is making the rounds

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