Deon Estus died at the age of 65 on 11 October 2021. What was the cause of the long-time Wham!’s bassist? To know everything about the artist including, his wife, keep reading.
Deon Estus was an American musician best known as the bassist of the Wham!.
As a bassist, he also worked on George Michael’s first two singles. Besides being a bassist, he also had a solo singing career, releasing one album, Spell. His biggest single throughout his career was Heaven Help Me, which peaked at no.5 in the Billboard Hot 100.
The news of Deon’s death on 11 October had the whole music industry in shock. Many great musicians paid their tribute following his death. May his soul find peace and his family have enough courage to go through the predicament.
Deon Estus Wife: Was He Married?
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.#onlyloveisreal @billboard @RollingStone @BBCBreaking pic.twitter.com/uGje66JDTa
— Deon Estus (@DeonEstus) October 11, 2021
Deon Estus didn’t appear to have been married to a wife before his death.
He never disclosed anything about his wife (if married), let alone his son. The artist might have some hidden parts of his love life, but those remain a secret at the moment.
However, Doen’s partner, Brenda Kaye Pearce, paid her tribute on Monday via Facebook. She wrote, “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 Family
Like his love life, Deon Estus’s family remains a mystery.
RIP Deon Estus: The longtime bass player for Wham! and George Michael behind the 1989 Hot 100 top 5 hit "Heaven Help Me," died Monday at age 65. https://t.co/32QUadCWoN
— billboard (@billboard) October 12, 2021
He wasn’t the type of person who would go out and share his private matters with the public. He didn’t even disclose anything about his parents.
Nonetheless, we know a few things about Deon’s origin. He was born on 4 July 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated high school from Northwestern High School in 1974. Then in the early 1980s, he decided to move to Belgium and Ireland but ultimately settled in London.
Deon Estus Net Worth
As for Deon Estus’ estimated net worth, it is about $4 million.
The estimate might be in line with his official net worth. He was the bassist for Wham!, an English pop duo of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The group sold more than 30 million records worldwide.
Considering these data, Deon must have earned a lot during his time with the duo. Besides that, his solo album also did quite well commercially. Additionally, he has a history of playing for personalities like Tina Turner, Frank Zappa, George Clinton, Annie Lennox, Edgar Winter, Aaron Neville, and Elton John.
Deon Estus Cause Of Death
RIP to soulful pioneer Deon Estus. Many know him as the integral, vet bassist w/Wham and George Michael. I know him as the killer young bassist with Brainstorm (3rd from right) in ‘78 & ‘79. In recent years, he was a beloved added member of the reunited Switch. May he rest well. pic.twitter.com/JvPQEUmzZK
— DJ Soul Sister (@djsoulsister) October 11, 2021
The death cause of Deon Estus, who died at the age of 65, remains unknown.
Neither the reports nor his family said anything on how the artist died.