With the George Michel death the year 2016 will surely be remembered as the “annus horribilis” for international music. David Bowie, on January 10, 2016, started the long series of famous farewells, that made fans around the world cry. In the same month, Glen Frey died - the founder of the Eagles band and the American singer Paul Kanter. Then later in March followed the famous record producer George Martin and the Keith Emerson, founder of Emerson Lake & Palmer Group. On April 21, came the news of the death of Prince and in the following months the trail of famous farewells was enriched with other big artist names like Leonard Cohen, author of dozens of albums, Greg Lake, Rick Parfitt and on Christmas Day George Michael, the former leader of Wham band and a great talented pop singer.

George Michael, illness and heroin addiction

In England, many people argue that behind the death of Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, aka George Michael there is the ghost of heroin and that the cardiac failure had been really caused by the abuse of this substance.

As reported by the Telegraph, George Michael during the last months appeared visibly changed: he was swollen, wore glasses and was almost unrecognizable. An anonymous source has revealed that the British singer developed a dependence on the drugs and particular, to crack and the heroin. Last year because of the drugs he was hospitalized for detox. In 2011 he suddenly cancelled some concerts because of pneumonia, and speculation rose that it may have been caused by crack abuse.

After the death of the superstar, George Michael which happened on December 25, the Telegraph wrote about the tragedy. The rest of the media picked up the story and it was confirmed heart failure caused his death at just at 53 years old. It was reported by Yahoo News that the Telegraph wrote, (According to a source,) “He’s been rushed to A&E on several occasions,” a source told The Daily Telegraph.

“He used heroin. I think it’s amazing he’s lasted as long as he has.”

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