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George MICHAEL

English George MICHAEL

born Georgios Kyriacos PANAYIOTOU

English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!

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Born: on June 25, 1963 in East Finchley, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: on December 25, 2016 in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom


Biography

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on 25 June 1963 in East Finchley, London. His father, Kyriacos Panayiotou (nicknamed "Jack"), was a Greek Cypriot restaurateur who emigrated to England in the 1950s. His mother, Lesley Angold (née Harrison), was an English dancer. In June 2008, Michael told the Los Angeles Times that his maternal grandmother was Jewish, but she married a non-Jewish man and raised her children with no knowledge of their Jewish background due to her fear during World War II. Michael spent most of his childhood in Kingsbury, London, in the home his parents bought soon after his birth; he attended Roe Green Junior School and Kingsbury High School. His older sisters are Yioda and Melanie.

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- Category Singer & Musician, Philanthropist