George Michael passes away at 53 in his London home
The world lost an icon over the holidays, after George Michael, 53, was found dead in his Oxfordshire home by his partner, Fadi Fawaz. Find out the latest developments on his darkest battle, as the singer was shockingly leading a double life.
Prior to his passing, he dealt with a number of rumors concerning his alleged drug use and eyebrow-raising antics. And Wham! photographer Chris Craymer told RadarOnline exclusively, “It was clear he had his fair share of problems later on in his life.”
His issues are reportedly why he was never able to make a major comeback after a stellar career in the spotlight. “In his later years, [George] wasn’t as prolific because that was partly due to what he was going through,” said Chris. “He could have given a lot more to the world, but it wasn’t to be, I’m sad to say.”
Radar previously reported that George’s substance abuse may have taken a role in his early demise, in addition to battling a potentially deadly disease.
“George’s immune system was shot because he was HIV positive for a very long time,” a source exclusively told Radar. “But it was cocaine and [other] drugs that brought him down and it was speed that caused his heart to explode.”
Additionally, his immediate family has spoken on his untimely passing, as many allegedly learned about it in the media.
His cousin, Andro Georgiou, said the two had a falling out prior to his death, after he asked him to seek help. In a Facebook post, Andos, who was also his former manager, wrote, “My biggest fear has come true. I can't believe this. Please someone tell me this is not true, Yog [Michael's nickname] can't be gone." He added he was "watching Sky News in disbelief".
He had plans to rake in cash once again, as he was working on a new album, according to an insider, and also wrapping up a documented which was expected to debut in 2017.
Unfortunately, George passed before he could see his name in flashing lights once again. What are your thoughts on these latest developments? Let us know in the comments section.