George Michael farewelled in private
In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, a message written by a fan on a dusty car window outside the home of British musician George Michael in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
The singer George Michael has been laid to rest during a private ceremony with his family and close friends.
In a statement released on Wednesday, his family thanked fans from across the world for their messages of love and support.
The former Wham! star died in December last year at the age of 53.
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