George Michael Dead at 53

Sigh...2016 just had to take one more from us. While I didn't experience George's 80's/early 90's heyday firsthand, from Wham!'s "Careless Whisper," and "Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)" to the solo classics like "Faith,"and "Freedom! '90,(and yes, the video was and still is everything)", you can't deny he was great singer, producer and songwriter. Get into a few songs below.

Also, take the time read this great piece by The Guardian on Michael's status as a defiant gay icon.