George Michael

Memories Of George Michael

Lisa Ven | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Ven

I think as a true George Michael fan you're almost always braced for bad news - there's been a few bombshells over the years and his silence for the last year or so never really boded well as he loved a bit of interaction with the fans or lovelies as he calls us.

Touched By A Celebrity Death

David Spencer | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

I am not claiming to have been more upset than anyone else; but George Michael's sudden death affected me because he played a part in my life in a way that David Bowie, Prince or George Martin did not. So the next time the Grim Reaper comes calling for a celebrity, I will have sympathy for those that surprise me with their emotions rather than snigger and sneer.

QUIZ: How Many Of These UK 1983 Top 10 Artists Can You Spot From One Frame?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

1983 was a great year... for pop, at least, according to tonight’s BBC Four documentary, celebrating all that was special in that era. In tonight...

George Michael: The Music Is All That Matters

Tom Cridland | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cridland

It is thoroughly shameful that, in the wake of George Michael's hugely tragic passing on Christmas Day, the British tabloid media have chosen to publi...

Naomi Campbell Reveals What It Was Like Starring In George Michael's Iconic 'Freedom' Video

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Naomi Campbell has recalled her fond memories of working with longtime pal George Michael, revealing what it was like filming his iconic ‘Freedom ...

James Corden Pays Emotional Tribute To George Michael On ‘The Late Late Show’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

James Corden has paid an emotional tribute to George Michael as he returned to host ‘The Late Late Show’ after the Christmas break. As he opened t...

Spinning The Wheel: A Prophecy Of Things To Come

Paul Marshall | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Less than 48 hours before George Michael died, I was in a dark, hot and extremely sweaty underground room, almost dungeon like in its appearance. Alon...

George Michael Anonymously Helped This Woman Become A Mother

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

George Michael anonymously donated money to a woman so she could pay for fertility treatment, after he saw her on ‘This Morning’, it has been reve...

Sexism And Death Trumps 2016

Amy Howerska | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Politics
Amy Howerska

At some point in 2016, I went to sleep and woke up in an episode of Black Mirror. I think I can mark the point at which this happened, it was morning,...

Time For 2017

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that despite all the imbalance around us, we need to position ourselves in a steady spot and remember that, as human beings, we have endured and overcome so many things. As tough as it may seem now, we will survive Trump and Brexit too.

When The Hamster Trumped George Michael

Joshua Hepple | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Joshua Hepple

Trump and Hammond do not operate in a vacuum and are very much responding to the public. Trump knows what his supporters want to hear and he gives them it. Hammond and his cronies apply the same formula. The world will always have individuals who are not the best or most diverse.

George Michael - All Its Sad Goodbyes

Bennett Arron | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Bennett Arron

Of all the celebrity deaths this year, and there really has been an unprecedented amount, the passing of George Michael has upset me the most. I happened to mention this on Social Media - which is of course the way we now express our feelings - and I was greeted with "Well, he wasn't as talented as Prince" or "He was no Bowie"

George Michael Post-Mortem 'Inconclusive', Police Confirm

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

A post-mortem examination into the cause of George Michael’s death has been inconclusive, Thames Valley Police have confirmed. Their statement adds...

2016 Was A Good Year

Jessica Huie MBE | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK
Jessica Huie MBE

Not defined by ethnicity and history but unquestionably heavily influenced. Understanding that the story of black and white division through time is not always black and white.

There's One Piece Of Comforting News For George Michael's Fans

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

For the many fans of George Michael still coming to terms with the loss of the superstar, there is some small solace to be had in coming months. At t...

'Don't Call George A Wham! Singer' - Andrew Ridgeley Makes Huge Gesture For Lifelong Pal

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

George Michael’s former band mate Andrew Ridgeley has revealed the depth of their friendship of five decades, with his strong and somewhat unexpecte...

Elton John Breaks Down As He Makes Emotional Musical Tribute To Pal George Michael

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

George Michael’s death has brought sorrow to the world of music - evident on the face of Elton John, when he returned to the stage on Wednesday. Th...

Listen, Again: Why George Michael's Pop Masterpiece Will Rightly Be Reappraised

Dan Tickner | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Tickner

One of the final acts of George Michael's creative life was to oversee both the re-issue and re-evaluation of perhaps his most misunderstood, yet greatest pieces of work. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 was released to a changing world - musically and otherwise - in the autumn of 1990, wrong-footing critics and fans alike.

2016 Has Been a Vintage Year For Vicarious Grief

Melanie Briggs | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Melanie Briggs

I sound cynical because I am cynical. I don't buy it. The same way in that I don't post "curse of 2016" status updates about how "tragic" the deaths of actress Liz Smith and novelist Richard Adams were because they were both in their mid-nineties, and we should all be so lucky to last that long.

Good Grief: Tweet It And Weep

Katie Grace | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

Why do we tweet #RIP? I follow around 300 people on Twitter, and I have seen a good 50% of my following base tweet their condolences to George Michael, links to their favourite songs, tributes and photos. It begs a difficult question - has grieving the death of a celebrity translated to an opportunity to gain Twitter standing?

14 Photos That Salute George Michael, A Beautiful Style Icon

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Style

George Michael, like all of our great, musical icons, will live on forever in his music. From Faith to Freedom, Last Christmas to Club Tropicana, his ...

George Michael, My Tribute

Lucy Fisk | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Fisk

On Christmas Day 2016 George Michael died, he was 53 and has had a musical career spanning over 30 years. He was a singer and an accomplished songwrit...

George Michael's Lover Reveals 'He Found Partner Dead Peacefully In Bed'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

George Michael’s partner has shared an emotional message on social media, in which he says he found the superstar dead in bed on Christmas morning. ...

Everyone Is Sharing These Wonderful Tales Of George Michael's Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

As the world comes to terms with the loss of George Michael, who died on Christmas Day aged 53, social media users have found a wonderful way of payin...

George Michael's Sudden, Sad Death Has Robbed The World Of A Great Artist And Star With A Social Conscience

Peter Tatchell | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Peter Tatchell

I first met George about 1980 when he was still a teenager and before he was famous. It was a chance meeting in a small gay disco above a pub by Manor House tube station​ in north London​. He was a great dancer and sang along to songs. He had a good voice and said he was going to be a pop star.