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George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley breaks silence year after star's death

George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley breaks silence year after star's death

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The former Wham! member, who scored huge chart success alongside George Michael with hit such as Last Christmas and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go has recalled "shedding an ocean of tears" when he heard his good friend has died at Christmas.The 54-year-old, who had been friends with the late singer since they met at school in the 70s, described the "overwhelming shock" and disbelief at losing such a close friend unexpectedly.Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he explained: "When I received the news of my oldest friend’s death on the afternoon of Christmas Day last year, I had, only five minutes beforehand, sent him a message wishing him a wonderful Christmas."That night, after I had phoned our friends to convey the dreadful news – and despite having shed an ocean of tears already that day – the ...