George Michael's family posts tribute to late singer on death anniversary

ANI | Updated: Dec 26, 2017 15:55 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec 26 (ANI): George Michael's family marked his first death anniversary with a heartfelt post.

The singer-songwriter passed away at the age of 53 on Christmas Day, last year.

His sisters Melanie and Yioda and their father Jack said in a statement, "This Christmas will be hard without him, but we know that we are not alone in our mourning the anniversary of his loss, and that the sadness of our wider family, and true friends, is shared by many of you."

"Yog, who loved Christmas, and always hoped it would snow. would want each of you that admired and loved him, (yes-he knows you did!!) to take a moment, raise a glass, enjoy his music and think of him fondly, making sure to enjoy your time with, and appreciate your family and friends," it continued.

"So if you can, in his memory this year, take a moment and a deep breath and say those 'I Love You's' out loud. We all think there is time, don't we? - but, just maybe, it's later than you think."

The 'Careless Whisper' star was found dead at home in Goring-in-Thames, Oxfordshire. A coroner from Oxfordshire had revealed that the celebrated musician died of natural causes. (ANI)

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