Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael
As with any death, be it family, friend, stranger or celebrity, sometimes all you can say is “wow!”
George Michael was a talented artist who rose to fame with WHAM! and then had a brilliant solo career. I enjoyed his music, diversity and creativity. My focus is not on his personal life but his 53 years of age.
I remember when I saw the “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” video for the first. I laughed but it had that infectious energy to it and I was hooked on WHAM! and George Michael. In the blink of an eye I caught a “breaking news” about his death. My very first reaction was “wow!”
I know many years had passed since his emergence on the music scene and his death, but it felt like a blink of an eye to me. Life is just too damn short, no matter how long we walk upon the earth.