Now begins the invention of the myth.
The dead man, in this case one George Michael, real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, becomes akin to a saint as humans whose lives revolve around celebrity worship rewrite history to cleanse their dead hero of imperfection.
Example: The above photo of the deceased, which ran above the masthead on the Drudge Report on late Christmas day. It shows Michael in the prime of his youth.
Fans wouldn’t want to remember the real thing, as shown in this more recent photo of a fat homosexual, barely white gentleman:
Reports say that Michael’s manager attribute his death to heart failure. I guess the drugs and anonymous gay sex, sometimes with AIDs infected, highly promiscuous males, had nothing to do with it.
Eonline reports that fellow faggot Elton John has penned a “touching tribute” to his pal. Is there any tribute that wouldn’t be touching if it comes from a celebrity?
Elton John has just lost a close, longtime friend.
Just minutes after the news that George Michael had passed away at age 53 was released to the public, the iconic singer and songwriter took to social media to weigh in on the heavy, tragic news.
“I am in deep shock,” he began by writing alongside a photo of the two of them together.
“I have lost a beloved friend—the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. #RIP.”
Yes, how touching! If only us mere mortals could write something so deep, so profound. Elton John, you sir are a f*cking genius.
Earlier today, Michael’s publicist released the following statement upon announcing that the former Wham! singer had died.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period. The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
Michael and John were not only friends for several decades, but they collaborated on the hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” back in 1991.
The track was originally recorded as a solo for John in 1974, but the live duet picked up the majority of the popularity when it was released.
Meanwhile, Michael’s Wham! band member Andrew Ridgeley posted the following on Twitter:
“Heartbroken at the loss of my beloved friend Yog. Me, his loved ones, his friends, the world of music, the world at large. 4ever loved. A xx.”
A short excerpt from Wikipedia reveals a little of the success that the younger Michael enjoyed.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer, who rose to fame as a member (with Andrew Ridgeley) of the music duo Wham!. He was best known in the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop, with best-selling songs such as “Last Christmas” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”.
Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Michael garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, including “Careless Whisper” and “Freedom! ’90”. He ranks among the best-selling British acts of all time, with Billboard magazine ranking him the 40th most successful artist to ever live. Michael won various music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.
The article goes on to document the celebrity’s warts in a matter-of-fact way that the celebrity worshiping media is incapable of doing.
Can celebrity worship be overdone? You decide.