George Michael Passes Away

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    2016 is out for celebrities. RIP George.
     
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    I never saw the hoax story, so this is the first I had heard of it.

    However, I did see George Michael's death reported tonight on the BBC, Sky and the Guardian.

    A very talented songwriter, - and - in the 90s, a deservedly popular and successful star.
     
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    2016 - has certainly been an annus horriblus .... and we still have a week to go :(

     
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    He sure did give his heart today on Christmas Day. May he RIP. He will always be remembered and missed. He gave his heart on Christmas Day.

     
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    I was never a fan, thinking he was a frivolous side show in the arena of music.

    But my wife disagreed with that assessment entirely.
     
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    This song comes to mind. So many shooting stars in the entertainment business. But it could be argued that being a shooting star is as valid as living a mediocre life.

     
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    Perhaps the hoax was not a real hoax, if he really is dead? Think about it.
     
  11. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well it was a couple
    Of days ago when he was still alive.
     
  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    There's absolutely nothing wrong with living a mediocre life. I'm enjoying mine. And I'm sure you're enjoying yours as well.
     
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    I'm just putting some perspective on it, saying both paths can be rewarding in different ways. However it's up to the individual to decide was it worth it. I wonder at times what the point is, if there is a point. Not to sound unhappy, I'm not unhappy, but at some point, I think we all reach an age where we start wondering what the point is. And no, I'm not distressed by contemplating my existence. Mostly it's an intriguing mystery. :)
     
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    Wasn't part of this era of music, but I seriously thought a woman sang that song.
     
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    Some of the best male singers have high voices. For a time I thought this song was sung by a woman. In fact in this video it initially felt like a woman singing.

     
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    There's no point. There is just life ... until there is death.

    Anything accomplished in between is purely optional.
     
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    Did you assume his gender?
     
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    I agree, except we don't know much about death. Some of us observe the end of (mortal life) and think we know the truth and can reach polar opposite conclusions. :)
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    No assumption, but my first impression was female based on a variety of factors.
     
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    Same here. Thanks for the video
     
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    A sad loss at such a young age. A very private guy who did an awful lot of charity work anonymously. RIP George and thanks for the tunes!
     
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    We'll certainly find out soon enough. :D
     
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    Not only a great songwriter, but a brave, decent and generous man, as well. RIP George Michael.
     
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    What was the cause of death?
     
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    From what I heard was a heart attack or something to that nature. Waiting to hear more from news. I guess someone did not wake him up. Apparently he was born on the 25th of June and died on Christmas Day December 25th.

     
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    Heart failure. It was no secret he's had his demons over the years. So sad and a huge loss to British music as well as further afield.
     

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