1st UPDATE: 7:21 p.m. EST: The New York Times offers a retrospective on Michael’s life.
ORIGINAL POST: The Associated Press has details.
Michael enjoyed immense popularity early in his career as a teenybopper idol, delivering a series of hits such as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” ”Young Guns (Go For It)” and “Freedom.”
As a solo artist, he developed into a more serious singer and songwriter, lauded by critics for his tremendous vocal range.
No cause of death has yet been released.