Last Christmas we lost George Michael. Now hes an unlikely beacon of hope | Simon Hattenstone

After the vocalists extinction the world waited for the sordid tabloid exposs. Instead we got stories about his extraordinary magnanimity, writes Guardian features writer Simon Hattenstone There was always a poignancy to the carol since Michael expired; 25 December 2016 was not only his last-place Christmas- it was his last day on Earth. There is …