Wham! and George Michael bassist Deon Estus dies aged 65

Deon Estus
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Deon Estus, bassist for both Wham! and George Michael, has died aged 65. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet.

Announcing the news on Twitter, a representative on Estus's page wrote yesterday (October 11): “It is with real sadness I post that Deon Estus passed away this morning. Deon was mostly known as the third member of Wham! Deon was passionate about music and loved interacting with his loyal fans.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.