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New music from George Michael to be released eight months after his death

It will be played for the first time on BBC Radio 2.

A new single by George Michael will receive its first play on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday, it has been announced.

The new track, released by Sony Music, comes more than eight months after the death of the singer.

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George Michael (John Stillwell/PA)

It will premiere on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 at 8.10am.

The Wham! singer died aged 53 on Christmas Day 2016 from heart disease and a build-up of fat in his liver, which can be linked to drug and alcohol abuse.

George Michael (Chris Radburn/PA)

His body was found by his former partner, hairdresser Fadi Fawaz, at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

During his career Michael enjoyed seven number ones on the UK singles charts, including Careless Whisper, A Different Corner, Jesus To A Child and Fast Love.

He had 23 top 10 hits, including Faith, Father Figure, Outside and You Have Been Loved.

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