On this day, June 25 1963 George Michael was born

 

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, (Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου) was born on the 25th of  June 1963 and sadly passed away on Christmas Day last year (25 December 2016).

The popular and talented artist known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!

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.”

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 also ranks among the best selling British acts of all time.

George Michael died at the age of 53 of natural causes resulting from heart and liver problems.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.