10 Things I Learned About George Michael

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by Akilah “Kiki” Monifa

George Michael sunrise 6/23/63, sunset 12/25/16

  1.  His birth name was Georgios Kyriaos Panayiotou.
  2.   He was one of the best selling British acts of all time.
  3.   Billboard magazine ranked him the 40th-most successful artist to ever live.
  4.   A Different Story, a documentary about his life was released in 2005.
  5.   A second documentary of his life entitled Freedom, is set to be released in March 2017.
  6.   His father was Greek.
  7.   Wham! toured China in April 1985, it was the first time a Western pop music act had toured.
  8.   I Want Your Sex was banned by radio stations because of sexually explicit lyrics.
  9.   He suffered from depression.
  10.  He made his American acting debut on Eli Stone.

Peace, love, gratitude, compassion, and blessings.

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