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Family of George Michael ‘extremely upset’ at leaked emergency call

LONDON: The family of George Michael is "extremely upset" that a recording of an emergency call about the singer on the day he died at his southern England home was leaked to the press, lawyers said. "George's family and friends are extremely upset and truly appalled that such a personal, painful and clearly confidential recording has been leaked," said a statement by the family's lawyers, cited by the BBC. The statement came two days after The Sun newspaper published a recording of a 999 call allegedly made on…

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

LONDON: British pop star George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday. "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 publicist said in a statement. Thames Valley Police said the ambulance service had attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire, where the singer lived, at 1342 GMT on Sunday and a 53-year-old…