Pop star George Michael dead at 53

George Michael, the British pop star who sang hits like “Careless Whisper” and “Faith,” died Sunday at 53.

The cause of death was not immediately clear. BBC reported Michael had died, citing the singer’s publicist and police.

Michael “passed away peacefully at home,” his publicist said, according to reports.

His debut solo album, “Faith,” sold more than 20 million copies. He’s sold more than 80 million records worldwide.

Michael, who first rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!, openly discussed his struggles with his celebrity status.

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George Michael (right) first rose to fame as a member of the pop duo Wham!

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“Unbelievable. RIP George Michael,” Michael’s fellow Brit Ricky Gervais tweeted.

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