Goodbye George

Gay Activist is sad to learn of the death of gay icon George Michael yesterday from heart failure at his home.

The Independent remembers:

In April 1998, George Michael was caught engaging in a sexual act by an undercover police officer in a public toilet in Beverly Hills.

He was handed a £500 fine and 80 hours of community service for the incident, but his real punishment came from the press and public reaction, spurred on by headlines such as The Sun’s infamous “Zip Me Up Before You Go Go” front page.

Gay Activist sends condolences to family, friends, fans and colleagues.