Popular British singer George Michael has been confirmed dead, reports says he died at his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day, aged 53.

“It is with great sadness that can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully over the Christmas period.” Says the BBC

The singer sold more than 100 million albums during his career, was set to release a documentary in 2017.

His battle with drugs and alcohol was well publicised. However police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.