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Deon Estus, Wham! Bassist, Dead at 65

Written by on October 13, 2021

This past Monday, October 1tth, Deon Estus, the longtime bass player for Wham! and George Michael, passed away at age 65. A message was shared to his Twitter account:


Estus’ partner, Brenda Kaye Pearce shared a message on Facebook about his death, stating: “My dearest, closest partner and significant other of 4 years transitioned and all I can remember is our last conversation the day before. My heart will need time to heal. R.I.P. Deon. Love you forever.”

Deon Estus was born in Detroit in 1956. He is best known for the 1989 hit “Heaven Help Me,” which was co-written and featured background vocals from George Michael. The song peaked at #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Adult Contemporary charts.

Source: BET

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