Remembering George Michael: Behind the scenes with the star

Having left behind a legacy of legendary songs that will forever remain iconic, leading up to Christmas should be a time for remembering not only his leather jacket Faith days but also George in his more personal moments. Especially with Last Christmas playing across the radio!

We picked out some of our favourite shots and moments that capture his happiest moments… In no particular order!

Ibiza, Spain – March 16

Wham! During the recording of Club Tropicana at Pikes Hotel in Ibiza, Spain

Tokyo, Japan – December 15
British pop star George Michael and his partner Kenny Goss attending the Japanese Premiere of his film ‘A Different Story’ in 2005

London, UK – December 1
Princess Diana talking to George at The World Aids Day Annual ‘Concert of Hope’ at Wembley Arena

London, 1980
Singer George Michael poses at home with his cat after losing his voice and being forced to cancel a number of live shows in 1980.

London, 1985
Pop star Elton John congratulates George Michael on winning the Ivor Novello Songwriter of the Year Award at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

Wembley Stadium, 1986
Backstage before ‘The Final’. George pictured with Shirlie Holliman backstage prior to performing their farewell concert.

Jonathan Ross and George Michael on set of a TV show, June 1987…

London, 1985.
George Michael, David Cassidy and Mike Nolan at the premiere of film ‘Number One’.

Pop duo Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael of Wham!, circa 1985.