• George Michael died at the age of 53
  • The death of the "Last Christmas" singer was SO tragic
  • Georges Michael's cause of death is known

For nearly 40 years, "Last Christmas" has been played continuously during the holiday season.

George Michael passed away suddenly on Christmas Day 2016, and his voice has been missed ever since.

George Michael co-founded Wham! alongside Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. Together, in 1984, they created one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time: "Last Christmas".

George Michael died of THIS at the age of 53

Decades later, on December 25, 2016, George Michael tragically passed away at his home in Oxfordshire, England, at the age of just 53.

His partner, Fadi Fawaz, found the singer lifeless in bed on Christmas Day.

'Billboard' magazine reported that the "Last Christmas" legend died of heart failure, according to his manager, Michael Lippman.

Also interesting:

An autopsy determined that George Michael had an enlarged heart muscle known as dilated cardiomyopathy.

It was also found that he had an inflammatory disease of the heart muscle and fatty liver.

George Michael was laid to rest at Highgate North London Cemetery in London. His legacy will live on!