|Real Name||Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou|
|Nickname||YOG (Yours Only George), Knobby, TLTI|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 35 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
|Date of Birth||25 June 1963
|Date of Death||25 December 2016 (aged 53)
Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
|Death Cause||Heart Failure|
|Age (as in 2016)||53 Years|
|Birth Place||East Finchley, London, England|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Goring, Oxfordshire, England, United Knigdom|
|School||Kingsbury High School, Kingsbury, London
Bushey Meads School, Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
|Educational Qualifications||High School|
|Debut||Singing Debut: Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?)(1982)
|Family||Father- Kyriacos Panayiotou (aka Jack Panos)(Restaurateur)
Mother- Lesley Angold Panayiotou (Dancer)
Sister- Melanie Panayiotou, Yioda Panayiotou
Katriona Slatayiotou (Half-sister)
|Address||Goring, Oxfordshire, London
The Grove, Highgate, London
|Controversies||• In early 1998, he was arrested at a public bathroom in Beverly Hills, California for his lewd conduct in front of an undercover police officer.
• During the Iraq War period in 2004, he released the single "Shoot The Dog" as a political satire which showed cartoon versions of then US President George Bush in bed with the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. The song received strong criticism and he was forced to leave USA.
• In 2007, he was arrested for falling asleep at the wheel of a car in the middle of London traffic. As a result, he temporarily lost his license, in 2010, he was in a drug-related car accident again and had to serve an 8-month prison term.
• In 2010, he was arrested after he crashed his car into a branch of Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, North London.
|Favourite Food||Salads, Chocolate|
|Favourite Musician||Queen (Rock band), Tom Jones, The Beatles|
|Favourite Colour||Brown, Orange|
|Favourite Perfume||Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends/Partner||Pat Fernandez (Dancer, 1983-84)
Brooke Shields (American Actress, 1985)
Kathy Jeung (1988)
Anselmo Feleppa (Brazilian Fashion Designer, 1991-93)
Kenneth Goss (American Relative, 1996-2009)
Fadi Fawaz (Lebanese, 2009-16)
|Car Collection||Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
|Net Worth||$175 million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About George Michael
- Did George Michael smoke?: Yes
- Did George Michael drink alcohol?: Yes
- George was born to a Greek father and a Jewish mother.
- Very few people know that his first band was ‘The Executive’ (1979-80), which was formed in the summer of 1979, who played their first show on 5 November 1979, at a misty Bonfire night, in a Methodist church hall in Bushey, England.
- After his schooling, he formed the band Wham!, with his friend Andrew Ridgeley and gave their 1st U.S. hit with “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.”
- In 1986, the band split up after which he went solo and gave a hit “I Want Your Sex” with 7 million copies sold.
- In 1988, he won a Grammy Award for the song “I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me),” a duet with Aretha Franklin, and his album ‘Faith’ won the Grammy for album of the year.
- In 1998, he announced that he was gay after he was arrested for lewd conduct in a public bathroom in Beverly Hills, California.
- In 2000, he bought John Lennon’s Steinway Model Z upright piano for £1.67m, but returned it to Liverpool’s Beatles Story museum.
- In 2008, he released his song “December Song” as a free download with a hope that people would donate money to charity.
- He was partially colour-blind and used to wear contact lenses.
- He had 11 UK #1 and sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career span.
- His last album, Symphonica, was released in 2014.
- He died on Christmas 2016, 32 years after he wrote the song ‘Last Christmas’.