Deon Estus, the longtime bass player for Wham! and George Michael behind the 1989 hit song "Heaven Help Me," died Monday (Oct. 11) at age 65, according a post on his official social media accounts.
"It is with real sadness I post that Deon Estus passed away this morning," reads a post on Estus' Twitter page. "Deon was mostly known as the third member of Wham! Deon was passionate about music and loved interacting with his loyal fans."
His partner Brenda Kaye Pierce shared this message to Facebook on Monday: "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."