George Michael Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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George Michael Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight82 kg
Date of BirthJune 25, 1963
Zodiac SignCancer
BoyfriendNone

George Michael was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist best known for being one-half of the pop music duo ‘Wham!’ along with Andrew Ridgeley. As a solo artist, he had released albums like Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).

Born Name

Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

Nick Name

Yog, Knobby, TLTI, George Michael

George Michael wax statue in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum of Amsterdam as seen in October 2009
George Michael wax statue in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum of Amsterdam as seen in October 2009 (Berto Garcia / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Age

George was born on June 25, 1963.

Died

George was found dead at the age of 53 on December 25, 2016, at his home in Goring-on-Thames, England. The cause of death was not clarified but later his manager revealed that George died because of heart failure.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

East Finchley, London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Education

George attended the Roe Green Junior School and Kingsbury High School. He later went on to study at Bushey Meads School.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Family

  • Father – Kyriacos Panayiotou (Restaurateur)
  • Mother – Lesley Angold (Dancer)
  • Siblings – Yioda (Older Sister), Melanie (Older Sister)
  • Others – George James Harrison (Maternal Grandfather), Daisy Angold Young (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

George was represented by Michael Lippman.

Genre

Pop, Post-Disco, R&B, Dance-Pop, Blue-Eyed Soul

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Innervision Records
  • Columbia Records
  • Epic Records
  • Virgin Records
  • Dream Works Records
  • Sony
  • Aegean Records

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

82 kg or 181 lbs

George Michael performing at Antwerps Sportpaleis in November 2006
George Michael performing at Antwerp Sportpaleis in November 2006 (Yves Lorson / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

George had dated –

  1. Pat Fernandez (1983-1984) – George was romantically involved with a dancer named Pat Fernandez in 1983. They broke up after a year of the relationship in 1984.
  2. Kathy Jeung (1985-1989) – In 1985, George dated a Chinese make-up artist named Kathy Jeung. Their relationship went on for almost 4 years before finally breaking up in 1989.
  3. Brooke Shields (1985) – In 1985, actress Brooke Shields and George were rumored to be dating.
  4. Anselmo Feleppa (1991-1993) – After coming out as gay, George was romantically involved with Brazilian fashion designer Anselmo Feleppa for 2 years before Feleppa’s death in 1993.
  5. Kenneth Goss (1996-2009) – George had his longest relationship with a former flight attendant, cheerleader coach, and sportswear executive from Dallas, Kenneth Goss. They started dating in 1996 and on August 22, 2011, George revealed that they had parted ways in 2009.
  6. Fadi Fawaz (2012-2016) – George started dating an Australian celebrity hairstylist and a freelance photographer named Fadi Fawaz in 2012.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had Greek Cypriot ancestry on his father’s side and was of English descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and pepper

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

George had dated women in the past and thought himself to be heterosexual at the time but he later realized that he also liked men. He told his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley that he was bisexual at the age of 19. Finally, in 1999, in an interview, he revealed that he was actually gay. As per him, it was after falling in love with a man that ended his conflict over bisexuality. He said –

I never had a moral problem with being gay. I thought I had fallen in love with a woman a couple of times. Then I fell in love with a man, and realised that none of those things had been love.

Distinctive Features

  • Short hair
  • Salt and pepper beard

Brand Endorsements

George had appeared in a TV commercial for Diet Coke in 1989.

George Michael during the Faith World Tour in 1988
George Michael during the Faith World Tour in 1988 (University of Houston Digital Library / digital.lib.uh.edu / Public Domain)

Best Known For

  • Being one-half of the pop music duo ‘Wham!’ along with Andrew Ridgeley
  • His solo albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990)

First Album

George released his first studio album Fantastic in July 1983 along with Andrew Ridgeley as a part of the English pop duo ‘Wham!’. The album peaked at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart.

As a solo artist, his first album was Faith which released in October 1987. The album peaked at number 1 on the UK, Dutch, and the US Billboard charts.

First TV Show

George made his first TV show appearance in Top of the Pops as himself in 1982.

George Michael Favorite Things

  • Artist – David Cassidy
  • TV Shows – This Morning
SourceWikipedia, IMDb
George Michael during Symphonica The Orchestral Tour (2011-2012)
George Michael during Symphonica The Orchestral Tour (2011-2012) (Faithtour / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

George Michael Facts

  1. George met Andrew Ridgeley at Bushey Meads School as a teenager and they went on to form a pop duo named ‘Wham!’ in 1981.
  2. Before the formation of ‘Wham!’, George along with Andrew Ridgeley and his brother Paul, Andrew Leaver, and David Mortimer formed a short-lived ska band called ‘The Executive’.
  3. 4 of his singles as part of ‘Wham!’ such as Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Freedom, I’m Your Man, and The Edge of Heaven were number 1 on the UK and Irish music charts.
  4. In 1993, he collaborated with the band Queen and Lisa Stansfield for his first extended play titled Five Live. It peaked at the number 1 spot on the UK Music charts.
  5. He had worked with famous artists such as Aretha FranklinElton John, Rory Bourke, Mary J. Blige, and Whitney Houston.
  6. He had given 7 number 1 singles in the UK and 8 number 1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100.
  7. Although George was openly gay, he revealed that in his younger days, he was attracted to females. He also considered himself bisexual at a point.
  8. Follow George on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Featured Image by Faithtour / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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