George Michael's family has shared a touching message on the eve of the anniversary of his death, which you can read here-
Hello Everybody, Lovelies and Friends everywhere,
At this time last year Melanie was writing to you, as she had done so beautifully since George passed away on Christmas Day 2016, to thank you all for the love and good wishes you had sent to the family in 2019.
Melanie loved to communicate with George’s fans and Lovelies all over the world, but when she wrote… We will be swerving the bad and enjoying the good as much as we can this coming year…, none of us could have known just what a tough year 2020 would turn out to be, and none of us could have known that within a few days she would be taken from us so suddenly.
We want to thank all of you who sent us your thoughts and love last Christmas when Melanie passed away; we read every message and your words and love were a huge comfort at a time of terrible sadness.
There were so many beautiful messages, but one stood out for me….and thank you to the group of fans who sent it.
Your messages and support gave
the Lovelies such strength.
They motivated us to support
charity and ‘pay it forward’.
We will continue our good deeds
in both your names.
May you now rest in heavenly
peace with George and your Mother.
Perfect words to close with….
Sending hopes for a peaceful and loving Christmas break however you will be spending it.
Yioda, Jack and David xxxx
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was born on the 25th of June 1963 and sadly passed away on Christmas Day in 2016 at the age of 53.
The popular and talented artist known professionally as George Michael, was a singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!
Up to the time of his death, Michael sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling music artists of all time.
His breakthrough duo Wham! sold 28 million records between 1982 and 1986, and his debut solo album Faith sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
He was best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as “Wake me Up Before you Go Go” and “Last Christmas.”