George Michael, who is a legendary musician died on Christmas day at the age of 53. His publicist and manager told a that he died of heart failure.
Michael dated a man who was HIV positive back in the day, a fact that seems to have sparked the rumors.
In the 1990's, Michael was involved in a relationship with Anselmo Feleppa, a dress designer who had HIV. A few years after, Feleppa died from an AIDS-related disease.
Michael’s song “Jesus to a Child” is a tribute to his fallen designer. Michael was afraid to come out as gay maybe because of the the AIDS scare in the 80’s and 90’s. This is what he told the BBC
In the years when HIV was a killer, any parent of an openly gay person was terrified. I knew my mother well enough that she would spend every day praying that I didn’t come across that virus. She’d have worried like that - Because it’s about familyMichael was charged with a “lecherous act” after being in Beverly Hills, which eventually forced him to come out and declare he gay.
Michael was not the master target for operation; the investigation sprang reports of “lewd acts” at the parks patronized by families and children.
George Michael pleaded not guilty to the charge and was fined $810 and sentenced to 80 hours of community service, The Guardian reported.
After the arrest, he confirmed to CNN that he was certainly gay.
For some strange reason, my gay life didn’t get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really
- $10 million mansion in Highgate,
- $6.2 million home in Oxfordshire,
- $5.3 million beach home in Sydney,
- $4 million pad in Los Angeles.
While dating ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss he invested heavily in art, including buying a Hirst glass tank containing a black calf at the cost of $4.3 million.
George was reportedly paid $2 million by Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin to perform in a gig at his Moscow home on New Year’s Eve 2006.
Sir Philip Green is also said to have paid him over $2 million to perform at his 55th birthday party in 2007.
George Michael “passed away peacefully at home,” his publicist told the BBC. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Michael’s death.
Michael faced health scares, including a battle with pneumonia in 2011.
We can now only wait for postmortem report which could answer our questions how did George Michael Die and Did George Michael have AIDS?
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