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Legends We Lost: The Celebrities Who Died In 2016
44. George Michael
George Michael died, aged 53, after passing peacefully in his home according to his publicist. Michael - who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou - launched his career in the 80s with Wham! and later experienced huge success as a solo artist, selling more than 100m albums throughout his almost four-decade-long career. The singer - who is famous for penning and performing the iconic hit Last Christmas - tragically passed away over the festive period.