George Michael

George Michael portrait by Damien Hirst sells for $580,000

<b>A portrait of the late George Michael by artist Damien Hirst has sold for just under half a million pounds at a charity auction.</b><p>The money raised from the sale of Beautiful Beautiful George Michael Love Painting will go to HIV/Aids charity The Goss-Michael Foundation.<p>The charity was founded by …

George Michael’s lover Fadi Fawaz hints superstar’s funeral has already taken place

<b>George Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz has hinted the legendary pop icon’s funeral has already taken place.</b><p>Mel B makes first appearance since …

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Craig David may be our finest R’n’B singer since George Michael - The O2 Arena, London, review

A lot of musicians promise to turn their gigs into a rave. Craig David actually achieved it. It may be the first time I have seen a headline arena band play support to a DJ. It is certainly the first time where both sets were fronted by the same individual.<p>Arguably Britain’s most gifted …

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George Michael portrait brings $580,000 at MTV Re:Define event, as Chaka Khan wows Dallas | People

While many felt it last night at Dallas Contemporary, the legendary Chaka Khan was the first to say it outright: "I believe he is here with us …

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Elton John's Best Features, From George Michael to Eminem

Even if you wouldn't call yourself a superfan of Elton John's music, his catalog spans so many years and sounds that there's likely at least <i>one</i> tune …

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George Michael's famous 1986 interview is back in animated form

In a candid interview, the pop musician, then 23, had analysed his future career with surprising prescience.<p>“I’ve always had a very strange sense of …

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Andrew Ridgley Attacks ‘Mucky’ Documentary on George Michael’s Final Days

A British documentary screened last night purported to tell the true story of George Michael’s final days. But fans and his former bandmate were outraged by it.<p>George Michael’s former bandmate Andrew Ridgley attacked a documentary about the singer's last days screened on British TV last night as …

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George Michael’s former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley slams ‘insensitive’ Channel 5 for airing doc about star’s last hours

George Michael’s former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley has slammed ‘insensitive’ Channel 5 for airing a ‘mucky’ documentary about the star’s last …

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'George Michael Was Never Going To Play On My Albums,' Reveals Boy George Of Superstars' 'Motown' Rivalry

So much in common.<p>Boy George has revealed that his friendship with fellow superstar George Michael was always difficult, because they were too similar.<p>The 80s superstar, currently appearing on the Australian version of ‘The Voice’, told radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O how, whenever their paths …

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Sam Sparro: George Michael has been done an injustice. We need to keep sharing his stories

Before a George Michael tribute night at the Sydney Opera House, the Australian singer reflects on the artist who changed him and how sanitising his life disrespects his legacy<p>In a year that had already taken two my greatest heroes and influences (Bowie and Prince), the news of George Michael’s …

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Thursday’s best TV: Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad; The Last Days of George Michael

Grim testimonies from inside Syria’s prisons that could put Assad in the doc. Plus, George Michael gets a hastily assembled Channel 5 documentary<p><b>Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad</b><br>10pm, Channel 4<p>There is little consolation available for the victims of Syria’s civil war. However, this film …

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Animated interview with a young George Michael

George Michael, 23, had just ended Wham! and launched his solo career when he spoke with Joe Smith, author of Off The Record: An Oral History of …

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Trouble Brewing Between George Michael Estate And His Former Lover

When British pop star George Michael, 53, whose full name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, died on Christmas Day, 2016, he was discovered by his lover, Fadi Fawaz. Tensions have been building between Fawaz and Michael’s surviving family members, which include his two sisters and his father, ever …

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George Michael on Freedom

At the height of Wham!'s popularity, the George Michael-fronted duo played two concerts in China. As one of the first western groups to play in the …

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A 23-Year Old George Michael Opens Up About Becoming a Star an Animated 1986 Interview

In a particularly poignant episode of the animated lost interview series “Blank on Blank“, a 23-year old George Michael shares his thoughts on …

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See George Michael in Animated Interview: 'I Was Convinced I'd Be a Pop Singer'

About a year before George Michael released his blockbuster solo debut, <i>Faith</i>, he sat for a revealing interview about his singular path in pop. "I've …

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George Michael's ex Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley slams "mucky" Channel 5 documentary about star's last days

George Michael's former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley has hit out at Channel 5 for airing a "mucky" documentary about the late star before he has …

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British artist Damien Hirst contributes George Michael portrait to Dallas' MTV event | Visual Arts

Dallas-based MTV Re:Define just got a hot new addition: Internationally renowned artist Damien Hirst has painted a portrait of late pop star George …

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George Michael knew he was about to die, his personal medic reveals

The late George Michael knew he was near to death, his personal physician has revealed.<p>World renowned osteopath, Simeon Niel-Asher, treated the Wham! …

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Buy the limited-edition George Michael cover of GQ Style

George Michael was the Eighties Bad Boy who became a national treasure; a pop pin-up with a soul voice; a style icon with a sense of humour. In Wham! …

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George Michael's funeral will take place in a small chapel in North London - NME

George Michael’s funeral is expected to occur in a small chapel in Highgate West Cemetery, North London where his body will finally be laid to …

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George Michael ‘knew he was going to die’

George Michael died from 'natural causes'0:30<p>A British coroner has ruled singer and entertainer George Michael died from natural causes.<p>12 days …

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George Michael’s Boyfriend Fadi Fawaz May Face Eviction By Singer’s Family

George Michael’s relatives want to reclaim one of the singer’s homes from his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, according to reports. The celebrity hairdresser …

George Michael battled for happiness for years and struggled with his sexuality, says old friend Tony Hadley

Spandau Ballet ’s Tony Hadley has spoken for the first time about the loss of his pal George Michael and how the star battled for happiness “for …

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Fadi Fawaz couldn’t recognise himself after “becoming a monster overnight” after boyfriend George Michael’s death

Since George Michael’s shocking death his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz has claimed that he became a “monster overnight” after finding the singer’s body on …

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Is George Michael's funeral today? Cemetery prepares to lay star to rest next to beloved mum

Fans have been speculating about it for the last few weeks, but it looks like George Michael's funeral could finally take place today.<p>The Careless …

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Details of George Michael’s incredibly generous will have emerged

George Michael is believed to be laid to rest today, almost three months after he died.

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George Michael's sister moves into singer's £10m Highgate home amid funeral preparations

Michael, who is expected to be buried imminently, reportedly left property to Melanie Panayiotou in his will.<p>One of George Michael's sisters has …

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George Michael leaves his £10million London home to elder sister Melanie

George Michael is believed to have left his £10million Highgate mansion to his beloved older sister Melanie Panayiotou.<p>Couple that gatecrashed the …

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George Michael’s burial plot ‘under 24-hour surveillance’ ahead of funeral

<b>George Michael’s burial site is reportedly under around-the-clock surveillance as his family prepare funeral arrangements.</b><p>Scarlett Johansson puts …

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