Legendary singer George Michael, a former member of the British musical duo Wham!, died on Christmas Day at the age of 53. The singer's publicist confirmed the news earlier today, according to BBC News.
"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 publicist stated. "The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage."
Thames Valley Police reportedly responded to a call at the singer's property in Oxfordshire, England around 2 p.m. on Sunday. Authorities don't believe there to be any suspicious circumstances, BBC confirms.