George Michael dies at 53

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OXFORDSHIRE, England (WGNO) –¬†53-year-old iconic pop star George Michael died at his home in Oxfordshire, England on Christmas Day.

His manager said it is believed the singer died of heart failure and his family has requested privacy in the wake of Michael’s death.

Mourners have been leaving flowers at his home and sharing their memories about what George Michael’s music and life meant to them.

Michael’s publicist¬†said he “passed away peacefully at his home.”

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.

Michael was born in north London and sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career spanning four decades.