It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. Over the years, George Michael was involved in many relationships, but he was not married when he died.
George Michael’s childhood pal Andros Georgiou talked to The Sun about when he and Michael found out that Feleppa died.
He remembered: The day after Anselmo passed, my wife Jackie told me she was pregnant.
Michael achieved seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including "Careless Whisper" and "Praying for Time".
He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, and in 2008, Michael was ranked 40th on Billboards list of the Greatest Hot 100 Artists of All Time.
I couldn’t believe the timing, I took this as a sign — as one life leaves, another one arrives.
Nine months later Harrison Anselmo Georgiou was born, named in honor of one of the nicest people you could ever want to meet, and, of course, Yog was to be his godfather.
But George hit back, writing on Twitter: 'To my lovelies, do not believe this rubbish in the papers today by someone I don't know anymore and haven't seen for nearly 18 years... Lots of love, The Singing Greek xxx''Whilst it is our general policy not to comment on private matters, we would in this instance note that these highly inaccurate stories have been apparently provided to the press by the wife of a very distant family member, neither of whom has had any dealings with him for many many years.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (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. Up to the time of his death, Michael sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Singer George Michael (left) and Kenny Goss arrive at the VIP preview screening of “A Different Story”, a documentary based on George Michael’s life, at the Curzon Mayfair on December 5, 2005 in London, England.
(Getty) Michael spent 13 years with the Texan, the longest of any of his partnerships.