June 25, 1963 in East Finchley
December 25, 2016
London, England, United Kingdom
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Γεώργιος Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου; Greek pronunciation: [ʝeˈorʝos kiriˈakos panaʝiˈotu]) (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was best known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).
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