Last Known Photo of George Michael Shows Him Dining With Friends

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 26, 2016 Updated: December 26, 2016

The last known public photo of singer George Michael showed him dining outside with his friends in England months before his death on Christmas Day.

According to People magazine, Michael is seen outside eating in a black T-shirt at an Oxfordshire restaurant.

Michael, who made it big via the duo Wham!, died at the age of 53, his publicist confirmed. He died in Goring, England.

“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,” read a statement from his publicist. “The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

Investigators said there’s no evidence of suspicious circumstances surrounding Michael’s death, the BBC reported, which also listed heart failure as his cause of death.

During nearly 40 years of singing, Michael, born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in the United Kingdom, sold 100 million albums. He also won two Grammy awards and more. He broke off from Wham! and released his first solo album, “Faith,” in 1987.