Deon Estus, bassist for Wham! and George Michael, dead at 65

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New York Daily News

Deon Estus, whose musical collaborations with George Michael and Wham! spawned massive hits, died Monday at age 65. The bassist’s death was announced “with real sadness” in a heartfelt message on his Twitter page. “Deon was mostly known as the third member of Wham!” the tweet reads. “Deon was passionate about music and loved interacting with his loyal fans.” A cause of death was not released for Estus, who both toured and recorded music with the English pop duo Wham! featuring Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. Estus played the bass on both of the Wham! studio albums, beginning with 1983′s “Fantasti…

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