According to his publicist, the former Wham! member has “passed away peacefully at home.” The British pop icon was only 53. Police say there was no suspicious activity. The official statement made by his publicist (via BBC) can be seen here:

“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. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

In his almost three decade long career, Michael has sold over 100 million records and had chart topping hits multiple times.

Rest in peace, George Michael.