A posthumous single from George Michael is set to be played today on BBC Radio 2.

The new song, which has not had its name released to the public, was announced by Michael's former publicist on the star's website to be played at 9am on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.

Michael died on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, aged 53, with the cause of death later discovered to have been heart disease.

On the official site the announcement was accompanied by a message from family members of Michael, who is affectionately called "Yog" in the post, stating:

"Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy – through his extraordinarily beautiful music.

"David, along with Yog's loyal creative team, will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted…"

Born in East Finchley and brought up in Stanmore, Michael's career spanned more than 35 years and he was the recipient The Wham! star – whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou and was schooled in Bushey – also sold more than 100 million albums throughout a career.