George Michael Dead at 53
Singer George Michael has "passed away peacefully at home", aged just 53.
His publicist released a statement 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.
"The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time.
"There will be no further comment at this stage."
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.