December 26, 2016 09:42 IST

George Michael dead: A look at the Wham! singer’s life in pictures

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British singers Paul McCartney and George Michael (L) perform at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park in London, July 2, 2005. Credit: Reuters
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French designer Agnes B (L) holds high the special MTV "Free Your Mind" award given to the environmental group GREENPEACE during the MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony at the Zenith concert hall as George Michael (R) looks on , November 23, 1995. Credit: Reuters
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Singer George Michael arrives at the High Court for the second day of his bid to break from Sony Music Entertainment October 19, 1993. Credit: Reuters
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Princess Diana, Patron of the National AIDS Trust chats with singer George Michael before the start of the Concert of Hope at Wembley Arena in London to mark World AIDS Day December 1. Credit: Reuters
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Singer George Michael performs "Living For The City" during the VH1 Honors Awards concert April 10, 1997 in Los Angeles. Credit: Reuters
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British singer and actor George Michael leaves a news conference for the film 'George Michael - A Different Story' in Berlin February 16, 2005. Credit: Reuters
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British singer George Michael performs on stage during his "Symphonica" tour concert in Vienna September 4, 2012. Credit: Reuters
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British singer George Michael performs on the first night of the British leg of his tour at the MEN Arena in Manchester, northern England, November 17, 2006. Credit: Reuters
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British singer George Michael performs on the first night of the British leg of his tour at the MEN Arena in Manchester, northern England, November 17, 2006. Credit: Reuters
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British singer George Michael performs on stage during his "Symphonica" tour concert in Vienna September 4, 2012. Credit: Reuters
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British pop star George Michael performs during a concert at Wembley Stadium in London June 9, 2007. Credit: Reuters
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British singer and actor George Michael waves after a news conference to introduce the film 'George Michael - A Different Story' in Berlin. Credit: Reuters
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British singer George Michael performs his song 'Amazing' during the television show 'Wetten dass...?' ('Bet it...?') in the Swiss town of Basel late March 27, 2004. Credit: Reuters
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Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (L) performs with British pop singer George Michael during a "Pavarotti & Friends " concert in Modena June 6. Credit: Reuters
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Pop singer George Michael (top), fellow musician Elton John (R) and his companion David Furnish (C), are greeted at the funeral service for Diana, Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey, September 6. Credit: Reuters