Former Wham singer George Michael has sadly passed away, his publicist announced.
A statement to the press read:
'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.'
Thames Valley Police said an ambulance attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT.
The star had been plagued by ill health for some years.
In 2011, Georgel postponed a series of concerts after being taken to hospital for treatment for pneumonia.
After treatment in a Vienna hospital, he made a tearful appearance outside his London home and said it had been "touch and go" whether he lived.
Doctors were said to have performed a tracheotomy to keep his airways open and he was unconscious for some of his spell in hospital.