Wham! bassist Deon Estus dead at 65

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The composer was also known for his song ‘Heaven Help Me’

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1980s pop band Wham! Dion Astus, best known for playing bass for He was 65 years old.

A post Monday from the musician’s Twitter account read, “It is with genuine sadness that I have passed away this morning, Dion Astas.” “Dion was mostly known as the third member of the Dham!”

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Post Continued: “Dion was passionate about music and loved interacting with his loyal fans.”

No cause of death was given. A source told Granthshala News that he died of heart complications, and clarified that he died on Sunday as opposed to Monday, as the tweet suggested.

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Astus partner Brenda Kaye Pierce also shared a condolence message on Facebook on Monday.

“My dearest, closest partner and significant other of 4 years made the transition and I only remember our last conversation the day before,” she said. wrote. “My heart will need time to heal. RIP Deon. Love forever.”

Dham! Mainly singers George Michael, who died in 2016, and Andrew Ridgeley were involved.

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Risley, 58, posted on Twitter after the news broke.

“[Very] Today’s sad news of the passing of Dion Astas. A gorgeously talented bass guitarist, a charismatic and impressive character and a rock of WHAM! rhythm section,” he said. “He lives up to the memory, he exudes warmth, humor and the bright light of life, my heartfelt admiration goes to his family.”

Estus had one of her own hits, “Heaven Help Me”, which reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1989. Outlet. Michael produced, co-wrote and provided backup vocals for the track.

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Estus’ only solo album came out in 1989 as “Spell” and included “Heaven Help Me” as well as the title track and “Me or the Rumors”.

Wham!, on the other hand, was known for pop hits like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “Last Christmas” and “Everything She Wants.”

Billboard reports that he worked with many other music legends such as Tina Turner, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, Frank Zappa and Annie Lennox.


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