Deon Estus, recognized finest for taking part in bass for Eighties pop band Wham!, has died. He was 65.
“It is with real sadness I post that Deon Estus passed away This Morning,” learn a publish from the musician’s Twitter account on Monday. “Deon was mostly known as the third member of Wham!”
The post continued: “Deon was passionate about music and loved interacting with his loyal fans.”
No reason for loss of life was supplied. A supply informed Fox News that he died of coronary heart problems, and clarified that he died on Sunday versus Monday, because the tweet advised.
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Estus’ companion Brenda Kaye Pierce additionally shared a message of mourning on Facebook on Monday.
“My dearest, closest partner and significant other of 4 years transitioned and all I can remember is our last conversation the day before,” she wrote. “My heart will need time to heal. R.I.P. Deon. Love you forever.”
Wham! was primarily comprised of singers George Michael, who handed away in 2016, and Andrew Ridgeley.
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Ridgeley, 58, posted on Twitter after the news broke.
“[Very] sad news today of Deon Estus’ death. A lavishly gifted bass guitarist, a charismatic & impish character & a rock of the WHAM! rhythm section,” he said. “He lives large in the memory, he radiated warmth, humour & life’s illuminating light, my heartfelt commiserations go out to his family.”
Estus had successful of his personal, “Heaven Help Me,” which landed within the prime 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1989, per the outlet. Michael produced, co-wrote and supplied backup vocals for the monitor.
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Estus’ solely solo album got here within the type of “Spell” in 1989 and featured “Heaven Help Me” in addition to the title monitor and “Me Or The Rumors.”
Wham!, however, was recognized for pop hits like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “Last Christmas” and “Everything She Wants.”
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