George Michael has "passed away peacefully at home", it was announced tonight.
His publicist broke the news in a statement issued at 11pm , saying he died over the Christmas period.
The statement said: "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.
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The Daily Mail is all over the story:
- BREAKING NEWS: George Michael dies peacefully at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day, aged just 53 as police investigate his 'unexplained' death
- Wham! singer, 53, died at his home in Goring, Oxfordshire this afternoon, his publicist announced
- Popstar Michael had previously fallen ill with pneumonia in 2011 and had battled substance abuse
- However, the medical circumstances around artist's death are yet to be released at this point
- Elton John has led the tributes to the star on social media and called him the 'kindest, most generous soul'
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