During a year in which David Bowie, Prince and — just recently — Carrie Fisher was taken away from us, Britney Spears was the victim of a death hoax when someone hacked one of Sony Music’s social media accounts and announced that the singer had died.
Sony Music Global’s account sparked frenzy among fans this week when it wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon. #RIPBritney.” A follow-up tweet shared on Monday (Dec. 26, 2016) read, … read more

George Michael was much more than just an iconic rock star who taught us to have faith.
While many have their various reasons for admiring the celeb, the late star was also an incredibly monumental figure outside of the spotlight because of his incredibly charitable efforts, many of which were unknown until now.
In the wake of the 53-year-old’s death, some of his random (and pretty secretive) acts of kindness have come to light, making the mourning of his passing even more bittersweet than before.
So, … read more

These days, the preferred method of coming out for celebrities is a glossy magazine cover or, barring the adequate amount of fame, a meticulously worded social media post. But when George Michael divulged the secret of his sexuality to the world, he did it in a nearly seven-minute performance at MTV’s first Europe Music Awards and let the audience decide what they’d heard. The ceremony took place in Berlin on November 24, 1994, commemorating the Berlin Wall’s MTV-documented fall five years … read more

George Michael’s family is thankful for his fans. In a new statement released by the late singer’s publicist on Tuesday, December 27, Michael’s family and close friends thank fans for their support while denying there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. “The family and close friends of George have been touched beyond words by the incredible outpouring of love for him in the hours and days since his death,” a statement to The Guardian read. “For someone whose life … read more

– A day after a contestant on the UK version of game show Deal or No Deal said his wife needed $28,500 for in-vitro fertilization treatment, the show’s producers got a phone call. It was George Michael offering to pay the sum in full, says executive producer Richard Osman in a tweet. “For many years I wondered who would have been so generous and now I know,” the contestant’s then-wife, 38-year-old Lynette Gillard, tells the Telegraph of the 2008 donation. That’s only one of numerous stories … read more

Just one day after George Michael died at the age of 53, the pop icon’s former partner of 13 years, Kenny Goss, paid tribute to the star. “I’m heartbroken with the news that my dear friend and longtime love George Michael has passed,” he said in a statement to Us Weekly. “He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much. He was an extremely kind and generous man.”
Goss added, “The beautiful memories and music he brought to the world will always be an important part of … read more

The Beatles’ iconic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover has inspired a tribute to all of the celebrities who died in 2016.
George Michael, Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Robert Vaughan, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Leonard Cohen were among the dozens of famous faces featured in Chris Barker’s poignant creation. There are also references to major world events, such as Donald Trump’s presidential election win and Britain’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union: … read more

New details surrounding George Michael’s death have been revealed.
The “Careless Whisper” singer’s boyfriend, celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz, announced on Twitter Monday that was the one who discovered the 53-year-old pop icon’s dead body in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day. “ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning..” Fawaz tweeted. “I will never stop missing you xx.”
Fawaz opened up to the U.K.’s The Daily Telegraph Tuesday in … read more

George Michael’s partner, Fadi Fawaz, further opened up about the death of the iconic singer in a new interview with the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph.
As previously reported, the “One More Try” singer died at the age of 53 on Christmas Day. Fawaz tweeted on Monday that he found Michael’s body in bed at the star’s Oxfordshire home.
“We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch,” the hairstylist and photographer told The Telegraph. “I went round there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully … read more

Britney Spears is alive and well — despite an internet hoax wanting you to think otherwise!
On Monday, Sony Music Global’s Twitter account claimed the Toxic singer had died in an accident after the social media page was hacked. This news obviously had tongues waggin’ as it came shortly after George Michael’s death and Carrie Fisher’s scary heart attack! To make matters worse, Bob Dylan’s verified page also appeared to be hacked as a similar message about BritBrit’s passing went out from his account. … read more

George Michael’s godchildren may be in for quite a surprise.
As we previously reported, the Wham! singer died suddenly from heart failure on Christmas day. Obviously, the Faith performer’s countless celebrity friends were left in shock over his death. And it seems as though many of their children will get a shock too as it’s believed Michael’s left his MASSIVE fortune to his godchildren. According to the DailyMirror, the late A-lister was worth around $200 million thanks to his successful music … read more

We may have thought that this year couldn’t get any worse, but then we heard that George Michael had passed away on Christmas Day. We’ve lost so many music legends this year and George’s passing hit many of us hard. Tributes and sad shocked responses have been flooding social media from celebrities and people who knew the late great performer. One thing we learned about George that hasn’t been widely public until now is the fact that he’s been quietly generous and charitable for years. … read more

George Michael’s ex-partner of 13 years, Kenny Goss has spoken out on the singer’s death saying he’s “heartbroken.”
The Wham! star’s former boyfriend released a statement to Us Weekly that said: “I’m heartbroken with the news that my dear friend and long time love George Michael has passed.”
He continued: “He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much. He was an extremely kind and generous man. The beautiful memories and music he brought to the world will always be … read more

Like so many talented artists in the music industry, Mariah Carey can’t believe George Michael is gone.
One day after news broke that the Wham! singer passed away at age 53, the music icon is receiving a touching tribute from a close friend.
On Monday afternoon, Mariah took to her website where she shared a heartfelt message to the late singer.
“George was only 53 at the time of his passing. He left us way too soon,” the “Hero” singer shared. “He was a genius that gave us classics like ‘Faith’ … read more

James Kennedy is remembering his godfather George Michael after the musician was found dead in his home.
With help from social media, the Vanderpump Rules star shared a childhood photo with the man known for hit songs like “Faith,” “Careless Whisper” and many others.
“Rest In Peace George. I’m heartbroken we never got to speak again after so many years,” James shared in his first post. “I can’t believe this has happened, please watch over me in heaven Godfather. Enjoy paradise I love you.”
James … read more