George Michael Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Oct, 2019
Facts of George Michael
Date of Birth: 1963 , June-25
Date of Death: 2016 , December-25
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 6 Feet
Name George Michael
Birth Name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou
Father Kyriacos Panayiotou
Mother Lesley Angold Panayiotou
Nationality British
Birth Place/City East Finchley, London
Ethnicity White
Profession Song-Writer
Net Worth $200 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 72 KG
Married NA
Married to NA
Education Bushey Meads School
Awards Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Died Yes (25 December 2016)
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Goerge Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) (25 June 1963-25 December 2016), was a Grammy Award-winning artist from England. He was a globally known singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and musician. He rose to fame as the one half of the 80s musical duo Wahm! UK with Andrew RidgeleyMichael was known for his in the 1980s and 1990s including numerous hit singles like Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and I’m Your Man. He released five studio albums until his death.

Michael was bisexual and had affair with several men and women during his lifetime. He left $200 million net worth to his sisters in 2016.

Michael died at the age of 53 on 25 December 2016 due to natural causes.

East Finchley Born

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was popularly known with stage name as George Michael was born on 25 June 1963. He was the one half of the duo Wham! along with Andrew Ridgeley often referred to as Wahm! UK, He was active in the industry until his death in 2016. 

Michael was born in East Finchley, London in England. He was professionally a singer, record producer, and musician. Michael was also known for being as a multi-instrumentalist.

CAPTION: late singer George Michael's early days SOURCE: Ztams

His father was an owner of the restaurant which was Cypriot named Kyriacos Panayiotou who later changed his name as Jack Panos right after the family moved on to England during the year 1950. His mother is an English dancer whose name is Lesley Angold.

George Michael's Career (Albums-Songs)


Michael was successful in his musical career as it started at a very early age. He also moved to the band for his musical career and later was also dictated himself working with his solo career.

During the year 1987, he started his solo career and he also made his best songs out in his professional career. The very first solo album that he made was with the album named Faith.

There was a large collection of the instruments within the number inside the album. He also produced a good soundtrack and made a recording within the album at the same time.

He dropped out of his high school and joined the short-lived ska band The Executive. The band could not long last for long last. He then met his future band met Andrew Ridgeley.

In 1982, the duo signed a recording deal with Innervision Records and became known as Wahm! They released their first album, Fantastic!, was released in 1982 in England and in Us after a year.

They lived up to the title of their second album, Make it Big (1984). They scored their first number one hit in the Us with Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. Their popularity enhanced in different parts of the World.

CAPTION: late English rock star George Michael SOURCE: Greek Reporter Europe

In April 1985, They became the first Western pop group to perform in China. As the lead vocalist and main songwriter, he emerged as the star of the group. He left the group in 1986 to pursue his solo career. He had recorded popular singles like Where Did Your Heart Go? And I’m Your Man’.

Solo Career

As a solo artist, he earned his first Grammy Award for a duet with soul icon Aretha from their single I Knew You Were Waiting-on the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987.

The same year, he released his debut album Faith (1987) which topped the chart in UK and US musical chart. After three years, he released his second studio album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. He released his fifth and last studio album Patience in 2004.

Michael was also released several solo and duet singles. He contributed numerous famous songs in the industry including Careless Whisper, Father Figure, One More Try, Faith and Amazing.

Net Worth-Assets-Philanthropy

The later singer Geroge Michael had $200 million net worth during his death. He accumulated this amount of figure from his musical journey. The globally popular artist earned $97 million from his 25 live tours alone from 2006-08. In 2015, he was listed as one of the top wealthiest English musicians. After his death, his two sisters shared his assets and properties.

He had numerous homes and properties in numerous places in the World. He owned a $5.8 million home in Palm Beach suburb is near Sydney in 2010.

Michael was not only active in show business but also in charity works. He was involved in several charity works and movements throughout his lifetime. He raised over $10 million in funds for several organizations. He also made a home for thousands of homeless people worldwide. 

George Michael's Personal Life

George Michael was bisexual. He was in a relationship with several man and women until his death. He was in a relationship with celebrity hairstylist Fadi Fawaz from 2009 until his death in 2016.

Similarly, he also had a long-term affair with Kenny Goss. In the year 1996, they started dating each other who was a cheerleader coach in the former flight attendant.

They also brought a sweet home in Dallas and they are stated going a good faith among and across their relationship. Unfortunately! they separated in 2009. Previously, he was in a relationship with Brazilian model Anselmo Feleppa in the early 1990s.

CAPTION: George Michael and his former partner Fadi Fawaz SOURCE: Pop Goes The Arts

Feleppa was a dress designer all her way from Brazil. Feleppa after being together for 6 months, she discovered that he had HIV. This was very shocking news for the couple and later she died after sometimes due to AIDS. 

He was also suggested to his friends not to mention his sexuality among his parents as he was not comfortable with sharing it. He was never married he mentioned that he never had any emotional and physical problem as being gay and he had been into many affairs with a couple of women during his lifetime. He was never married and never had a wife and children in his lifetime. 

Michael was very tall and attractive in his height and he also started maintaining his weight during his lifetime. 


Globally recognized singer-songwriter and musician An George Michael died on 25 December 2016. An autopsy later revealed that his cause of death was natural related to heart and liver disease. His partner Fadi Fawaz found him dead at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas morning. His publicist confirmed his death and released the statement,

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. 

 Michael's funeral was delayed until 29 March 2017 because of the delay in determining the cause of his death. A coroner's report attributed his death to dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver.  

Following his death, numerous celebrity posted a tribute message for him on their social media. The celebrities who posted about his death James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, and many others.

In July 2017, his partner Fadi Fawaz revealed that he felt shame and hell for losing his father.