At this point, it's getting difficult to articulate talented people being taken from us in the space of a few months.

According to his publicist, former Wham singer and solo artist George Michael has passed away at the age of 53. There were no more details than that provided other than there were no suspicious circumstances.

The statement read:

"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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."

Michael sold more than 80 million records worldwide. He had suffered badly with pneumonia in 2011. 

We don't have a whole lot more but will update as soon as we do. 

RIP, George. You were an extremely talented man and you will be missed.