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Have you been "whammed" yet this year? Pete Still/Redferns hide caption

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Are you playing 'Whamageddon'? It's the Christmas game you've probably already lost

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English singer-songwriters George Michael (1963 - 2016) and Andrew Ridgeley of pop duo Wham! at the Ivor Novello Awards, UK, 14th March 1985. D. Morrison/Getty Images hide caption

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A new documentary on the band Wham! shows the 'temporal nature of youth'

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Cultural critic Wesley Morris says George Michael's music video for the song "Faith" was boundary-pushing. "You are allowed to look at this body in a way that you weren't allowed to look at Elvis' when he danced," Morris says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On The Men Who Rattled Pop's Gender Rules — And What It Means To Lose Them Now

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George Michael performs at the Sports Arena in San Diego, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Ann Powers On George Michael's Radical Impact

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George Michael performs during a concert in Amsterdam in 2007. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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George Michael, Singer Of 'Freedom '90,' 'Faith,' 'Last Christmas,' Dies At 53

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