George Michael RIP (53)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

    Philly Burbs
    Wait until next year.
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  2. YearOfGlad

    YearOfGlad Forum Resident

    Holy s***.

    Just last night I was at a bar and "Last Christmas" came on the jukebox. I noticed how great the singer sounded, what a great vocal it was, but couldn't remember WHO it was.

    I hope he is cruising on that yacht from "Careless Whisper" forever, and that she/he that he betrayed, forgives him.

  3. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

    Glasgow, Scotland
    I quite simply thought this was a joke. It had to be. But seriously, gobsmacked. Another loss, another great gone.
    53, so bloody young. This is ridiculous.

    One of my mum's favourite songs.
  4. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Photos of him a few weeks ago. He'd gained a bit of weight, was tough to recognize and was in a Swiss rehab.

    Allegedly he's had some major health issues in recent years, which explains the low profile.
  5. hackjo

    hackjo Forum Resident

    Very sad, an extremely talented man but to be honest, the news doesn't surprise me. When you consider his health issues in recent years, absence from the public eye and rumors of HIV, I was expecting this at some point.

    A troubled life but what a songwriter and what a singer.

    The old cultural celebrity touch points are disappearing. In the words of Dylan, the times they are a-changing.

    Perhaps the lesson from this year is that our own lives and those we truly love and know are more important. The culture of celebrity is perhaps what is dying with all these losses.
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  6. ashlee5

    ashlee5 Forum Resident

    I am speechless. What a terrible loss!

    May God rest his soul.
  7. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Harrisburg, PA
    I like how 2016's Death List is comprised mainly of folks you didn't see coming. It stings more that way. The new PR firm is really earning it's keep.

    Anyway, 2016 can do lots of horrible things to itself until it dies in a few days.

    Mr Michael was an extremely talented man and this news makes me sad.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
  8. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    That could make sense as in why maybe he died.
  9. Radio KTmS

    Radio KTmS The Ayatollah Of Rock And Rolla

    one of my favorites.
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  10. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Christmas dinner is done and came to see this on the forum. sad news
    Prayers and Angels to the family...
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  11. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    New York


    Lots of memories BIG 80's.
    Another painful loss for 2016.
  12. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Harrisburg, PA
  13. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I had just seen "Keanu" a few days ago, and I was thinking, "Wow! What a nice big commercial for George Micheal! This could be the 'come-back' break he needs!"
  14. Yovra

    Yovra 309 points!

    The bad news just keeps on coming... Rest In Peace, Michael....
  15. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

  16. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    Saw him live in 2008.. The man was a sad..
  17. JPagan

    JPagan Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Oh s--t, no way!

    On Christmas, too. Daaaamn...
  18. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Forum Resident

    The dude had Soul.

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  19. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I know George has had his troubles, but this is a major shock.
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  20. When In Rome

    When In Rome It's far from being all over...

    Sad news. I think I'll go and listen to I' dreamed of Christmas' by George. One of my favourites.
    Rest in peace, George...
  21. Yovra

    Yovra 309 points!

    He was the very best vocalist of that evening!
  22. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
  23. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Very sad. Usually when they say someone died peacefully it means it wasn't unexpected.
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  24. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

  25. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Hard to overstate how popular this guy was in the late '80s and early '90s. I was a fan of much of his music, and I always respected his vision. A terrible loss, especially at such a young age.
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