If you want to crank up “Last Christmas” tonight and shed a tear for George Michael, we won’t blame you.
Michael, who rocketed to stardom with Wham! before launching a solo career, has died at 53, according to his publicist.
Fans of the singer pointed out that news of his death on Christmas Day has eerie significance because one of the more famous songs Wham! remains known for is the holiday classic “Last Christmas.” The song, released by the pop duo in the 1980s, has been covered by countless artists since.
Here’s a look at other hit songs Michael and Wham! are known for:
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Young Guns (Go For It)