England is killing celebs this Christmas season. First, Carrie Fischer has a massive heart attack on a flight back from London to Los Angeles. Now, it’s taken George Michael. The ex-Wham! singer, singer of “I Want Your Sex” and public bathroom masturbator died today at 53.
His publicist confirmed the news. “”It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.”
There is no cause of death given, but dying peacefully doesn’t happen at 53 does it?
Michael had a string of hits in the 1980’s. They included “Careless Whisper”, “Faith”, “I Want Your Sex”, “Father Figure” and so many more. His recent releases, recent meaning 2014 and a few years before, haven’t done so well, so people have forgotten how big he was in his prime.
Equally as notable as his sales history was that one time he got caught jerking off in public. Back in 1998, Michael was caught at Will Rogers Park in Los Angeles masturbating in a park bathroom, knowing he was being watched. As one cop in the bust said at the time, “we believe that Michael knew there was another individual who has walked into the bathroom and was aware of his presence.”
Enjoy some of Michael’s most famous tunes below.