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New George Michael single to be released posthumously

He died last Christmas Day, but George Michael’s legacy lives on – in this case quite literally.

A new song by the late superstar is to be released tomorrow, almost nine months after his death.

A statement issued by George’s publicists this afternoon reads: ‘Sony Music proudly presents a single by the late George Michael.’

It furthermore added: ‘Tune in to The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 tomorrow, Thursday 7th September at 9am for the first play.’

In a career spanning four decades George, who was originally in the pop duo Wham!, sold over 100 million records.

His iconic hits include Faith, Jesus To a Child and Outside.

‘We still feel his love’

George’s sisters have also posted a heartfelt letter on George’s official website, promising more new material planned for release later in the year.

Their statement in full:

‘Hello Everyone,

Melanie & Yioda here, just wanted to say a few words…

Our family, and good friends, are all still struggling with the reality that our beautiful Yog is no longer here with us, although we still feel his love.

We hope that, as private a family as we have always been (and will remain), that you know we hear you, through your amazing and thoughtful messages and that you understand our loss, as we try to understand yours.

We believe that through all the “debris”, Yogs fans, his ‘lovelies’ all around the world, know who he truly was, and is, after shared decades of music, love, and humour.

Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy – through his extraordinarily beautiful music.

David, along with Yogs loyal creative team, will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted…

We promise we will always try to honour him by staying true to his ambitions and his intentions.

We thank you all for your really fantastic loyal support which has been genuinely appreciated, it has helped us all so much.

Jack, Yioda, Melanie & David

…and Yog, Lesley & Anselmo… smiling down, and all together…’

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