Legendary singer George Michael passes away at the young age of 53 in his home on Christmas.

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Sources directly close with TMZ disclose that Michael died of heart failure, but peacefully in his sleep with no pain. He was actually not ill at all and was working on a Showtime movie of his life that was going to air in England in March.

A rep for Michael confirmed: “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.”

Police say his sudden death is unexplained and it does seem a little suspicious, according to the BBC.

George Michael has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and probably created some of your favorite hits that you don’t even know are his! Rest in peace to the legend.