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    George Michael

    Just came up on BBC breaking news. Died 'peacefully at home in London aged 53.

    I don't believe this. Curse of 2016....

    Only downloaded a load of his music last week.

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    Death can't just let this year go away can he? RPI good sir. Your music touched a lot of lives, including mine.

    Now they are saying maybe a hoax?
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    To my Father. Even though you have crossed the plane, you will always be with me.
    You were not just my Father, but my hero. My life has been a poor attempt to be like you
    You taught me music, vocals, and how to fight. I can only hope I am half the man you are
    When I close my eyes I can see you. And finally, Thank you Dad. for everything.
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    How can you die peacefully at home with no suspicious circumstances at only 53. Just too awful. RIP George - I saw wham in concert Boxing Day 1984- amazing.

    what a year.....

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    What is it with celebrities and 2016? My daughter and I were just talking about him yesterday when we were listening to Christmas tunes on I heart radio...and heard his "Last Christmas" tune....Sheesh!
    Was he ill? Rip...
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    I'm thinking 'passed away peacefully at home' indicates expected. Details haven't been released, though.

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    IIRC he had some sort of diagnosis several years ago.

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    Nearly died of pneumonia in 2011

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    I am heartbroken.
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    2016, you suck!

    53...good grief. Way too young. RIP
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    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away.
    For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

    What's so good about goodbye, when the best was yet to come?

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    Only 53. What a year. RIP.

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    Thames Valley police are saying it's unexplained but not suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emzy View Post
    Nearly died of pneumonia in 2011
    That's right. And there was HIV speculation.


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    Sad, and completely unexpected. RIP
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    last photo from Sept 2016 - looks bloated



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    The weight could also be side effects from meds being used to fight something else. He was quite the party boi in his day. Even if you try and clean up your act later in life, the damage has been done.
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    Rumours of heart failure now but that doesn't tie with peacefully at home.2016 you stink.

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    Totally gobsmacked. I HATE 2016!
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    Damn that just sucks. I got to see him live from the front row center in 1987 or 88. I'd have to look at my ticket stub.

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    Looks like heart failure you do tend to bloat with that, and he could have died in his sleep, I am guess from the years of drug use and HIV.
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    And there's still 5 days of 2016 to go...

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    ^^^ That's a scary thought....a lot can happen in 5 (now 4) days

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkstracy View Post
    Looks like heart failure you do tend to bloat with that, and he could have died in his sleep, I am guess from the years of drug use and HIV.
    Didn't he have pneumonia? That can lead to heart failure. As far as HIV, was that for sure? I can't remember it ever being said he was positive.

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    I heard Last Christmas on the radio Friday and my first thought was that he would be the next icon we would lose.

    Enough 2016!!
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    Singer George Michael has died, his publicist confirmed. The singer has long been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and died from its complications including pneumonia.
    http://www.smobserved.com/story/2016/12/25/news/singer-george-michael-succumbs-to-hivaids-at-53-at-home-in-england/2421.html

    That is what one paper is saying, not sure how true it is.
    Last edited by pkstracy; 12-26-2016 at 09:41 AM.
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    RIP. Sorry you had to GO GO!
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    I have a theory. when the clock strikes 12 on January 1, someone is gonna pop out and say 'gotcha ya, this year has been nothing but a prank on you all'. It's the only reason to come up with all the deaths we'e seen this year and that's not even going into all the wars, politic crap etc.

    According to a few sites, they are saying heart failure which if it is will probably be connected to all the crap he used over the years. If so, it's the same thing you see time and time ago where someone gives it up but the damage is done and they are nothing but a ticking bomb until the day they drop.

    I was never a fan of his personally as I thought he could be an ass but no one can deny the guy could sing and he brought out some of the best songs from the 80s/90s. Careless Whisper is one of the all time best ballads and Last Christmas will always be more poignant especially with the timing of his death.

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    Still can't believe this.

    We were just going to bed, Christmas Day all wrapped, and then the news hit!

    Such a loss. RIP.

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    I still can't believe it. His music, like that of Bowie and Prince was a part of my life in good times and bad. I could always put on their CD's and get through whatever. And the comforting thing is I still can, and always will. RIP George.
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    George Michael died alone boyfriend reveals as he battled a secret heroin addiction http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...secret-heroin/ AIDs' Heroin 'heart attack ? Dead ...What a Waste ..Rest In Peace George


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    Didn't see that one coming.

    RIP, George.

    I really liked (especially) a lot of his later stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    George Michael died alone boyfriend reveals as he battled a secret heroin addiction http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...secret-heroin/ AIDs' Heroin 'heart attack ? Dead ...What a Waste ..Rest In Peace George
    Heroin? Hmm didn't see that coming. But I haven't heard anything about him in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Heroin? Hmm didn't see that coming. But I haven't heard anything about him in years.
    A few years back, it was obvious he was on something with everything that happened to him - falling out of the moving car, being done for DUI umpteen times, crashing into a camera shop etc but IIRC, the papers said it was coke and pills with some even saying it was just a matter of time before the news came that he was dead. I don't remember Heroin being mentioned but if that's what it was then it makes sense. The horrible thing is he actually seemed to be getting things together again but that always seems to be the case with these things.

    On another note, it looks like his money which is estimated to be 100 million will be going to his godchildren which include Harley and Roman Kemp the children of his backing singer Shirlie and husband Martin Kemp as well as Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy. The rest is expected to go to the charities he helped when he was alive.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dchildren.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellc View Post
    A few years back, it was obvious he was on something with everything that happened to him - falling out of the moving car, being done for DUI umpteen times, crashing into a camera shop etc but IIRC, the papers said it was coke and pills with some even saying it was just a matter of time before the news came that he was dead. I don't remember Heroin being mentioned but if that's what it was then it makes sense. The horrible thing is he actually seemed to be getting things together again but that always seems to be the case with these things
    yeah, they were the crack days... I'm genuinely surprised at heroin, though.
    For a guy who had a self destructive streak a mile wide he quietly helped so many during his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellc View Post
    A few years back, it was obvious he was on something with everything that happened to him - falling out of the moving car, being done for DUI umpteen times, crashing into a camera shop etc but IIRC, the papers said it was coke and pills with some even saying it was just a matter of time before the news came that he was dead. I don't remember Heroin being mentioned but if that's what it was then it makes sense. The horrible thing is he actually seemed to be getting things together again but that always seems to be the case with these things.

    On another note, it looks like his money which is estimated to be 100 million will be going to his godchildren which include Harley and Roman Kemp the children of his backing singer Shirlie and husband Martin Kemp as well as Vanderpump Rules star James Kennedy. The rest is expected to go to the charities he helped when he was alive.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dchildren.html
    See I didn't know about all that stuff. Seems like I remember hearing about a DUI a long time ago but that's it. I saw where Boy George tweeted "I hoped he would rise up and become strong again and fill our lives with more music". Now I knew what he meant by that.

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    I hope Reelz jumps on this autopsy quick!!!
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    Heroin? First I've heard of that :/

    Every other song played on Smooth Radio today was a George Michael or Wham! song, it's been nice

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    For those who are curious to see what George's boyfriend looks like, do an uncensored internet image search for "Isaac Mazar". The GM obituary articles refer to him by his (apparently) real name of "Fadi Fawaz."
    The reason I say "uncensored" is the fact that he appeared in two scenes in an all-male adult film in 2005 called "Match Maker", so through the uncensored photos you'll get to see as much of him as George did. Comparing the 2005 photos to recent photos of him, it looks like he has a damn good exercise regime - same muscular frame, etc. Of course in all the recent photos he has clothes on, so an exact comparison cannot be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave62 View Post
    For those who are curious to see what George's boyfriend looks like, do an uncensored internet image search for "Isaac Mazar". The GM obituary articles refer to him by his (apparently) real name of "Fadi Fawaz."
    The reason I say "uncensored" is the fact that he appeared in two scenes in an all-male adult film in 2005 called "Match Maker", so through the uncensored photos you'll get to see as much of him as George did. Comparing the 2005 photos to recent photos of him, it looks like he has a damn good exercise regime - same muscular frame, etc. Of course in all the recent photos he has clothes on, so an exact comparison cannot be made.
    Oh Good Lawd!!!
    How people say his death could not be AIDS related is ignorant to say the least. He lost a former lover to AIDS and his current partner did unprotected porn? Not to mention his trolling history, Imma say AIDS related death is almost a given.
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    either way, he was a talented guy.
    Rest in Peace.
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    Oh totally talented and it is a very sad loss...
    I find it really disturbing that he was so sad for most of his life and put on a happy face for our enjoyment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    Oh Good Lawd!!!
    How people say his death could not be AIDS related is ignorant to say the least. He lost a former lover to AIDS and his current partner did unprotected porn? Not to mention his trolling history, Imma say AIDS related death is almost a given.
    Cocaine is also a likely suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shejay View Post
    Oh Good Lawd!!!
    How people say his death could not be AIDS related is ignorant to say the least. He lost a former lover to AIDS and his current partner did unprotected porn? Not to mention his trolling history, Imma say AIDS related death is almost a given.
    After the whole Charlie Sheen hoopla, a few people who worked in the industry went to the papers over here anonymously and said several stars had HIV and a few had AIDS. With some, it was so obvious that they couldn't understand how the public hadn't figured it out yet. They never confirmed names but did say some would be a surprise if ever found out and with others it was obvious and George's name was mentioned along with Prince. This of course could be crap made up just to sell papers but you never know these days.

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    Same way carrie fisher died, but her was years of cocaine use, prescription drugs, and drinking. I feel all that George and Carrie did wrecked their hearts.
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    I want to read his bio he came out with Bare George Michael: His Own Story
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    Quote Originally Posted by shellc View Post
    After the whole Charlie Sheen hoopla, a few people who worked in the industry went to the papers over here anonymously and said several stars had HIV and a few had AIDS. With some, it was so obvious that they couldn't understand how the public hadn't figured it out yet. They never confirmed names but did say some would be a surprise if ever found out and with others it was obvious and George's name was mentioned along with Prince. This of course could be crap made up just to sell papers but you never know these days.
    Yep - I believe that about Prince as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    Drugs... Now we wait... Grrrrrr.....

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    yep. I wondered about his heart, but am betting on an overdose.
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    Boyfriend "claims'' he tried to kill himself many times. Hmm.
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