2016 has been one hec of a year. After the loss of so many respected artists, many of us has hoped that we would enjoy our Christmas/Hanukkah celebrations and not think about the ones who were not here to celebrate with us. But death had one more ace up its sleeve.
He was an multi-genre artist who touched generations of fans. In the 1980’s, he and band-mate Andrew Ridgeley known as Wham! a Britpop band known for their top 40 pop hit, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.
Later in the 1980’s and early in the 1990’s, George Michael stepped away from the lighter music to release songs that represented who he was an artist and a human being, in response to the superficial marketed image that had been used in the past.
Outed as a gay man in 1998 after being accused for conducting a lewd act in California, George became a gay icon for those both in and out of the closet.
While his physical body is gone, his music and his legacy will live on.
George Michael was 53. RIP.