Singer George Michael dead at age 53

FILE PHOTO British singer George Michael poses for photographers before a news conference at the Royal Opera House in central London May 11, 2011.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
FILE PHOTO British singer George Michael poses for photographers before a news conference at the Royal Opera House in central London May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Ex-Wham singer, George Michael has died at age 53.

Pop singer George Michael, who had numerous hits in the group Wham in the 1980s and later as a solo artist, has died at the age of 53, the BBC reported on Sunday citing his publicist.

Michael is said to have “passed away peacefully at home,” the BBC reported, adding police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the singer’s death.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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