Police are still investigating the cause of his death on Christmas Day and he does not allow his body to be buried.
Three weeks after the discovery of his lifeless body, the circumstances surrounding George Michael’s death remain an enigma. He died on Christmas day of a heart attack at his Goring-On-Thames mansion in Oxfordshire, police initially did not consider the 53-year-old singer’s death suspicious. But the “inconclusive” result of the autopsy has added more shadows than research; Its managers have ordered a toxicological test whose results are not expected for several weeks. The drugs, with which the singer had a well-documented past that he never bothered to deny – according to his own confession, he managed to smoke 25 cigarettes a day – have become part of the hypotheses that are shuffled to explain his death . The British press has echoed rumors of an alleged use of heroin by Michael, but the artist’s environment has categorically denied this addiction.
In addition, in order to attempt to reconstruct the days before the death of Fadi Fawaz’s interpreter-not to be lavished in public, and to identify the last individuals who saw him alive, the police contacted an agency whose photographers captured a series Of people entering and leaving the mansion of the musician shortly before the death. Michael, whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, was last seen on Christmas Eve watching a procession through the window of his house. On December 25 in the morning, the one who was his partner since 2009, the hairdresser Fadi Fawaz, found him dead in bed. The police interrogated him for hours as a witness, and Fawaz was quick to point out that he has not been charged. But his rapidity in speaking to the press, the tweets in which he claimed that the artist wanted to die (although he later claimed that his account had been hacked and made them disappear) or his contradictions in explaining where he slept that night have converted In white for tabloids. The Sun has issued statements from unidentified sources pointing to the exclaimer of Wham! He would have tried to break up with his partner several times over the past 18 months. “Lies. It’s time for you to believe in love, “he defended himself on Twitter.
The singer was a very generous philanthropist who helped financially consistently – and without flaunting it – to various charities and individuals in need. His fortune is estimated at about 105 million pounds, but that figure will soon fall short thanks to royalties: according to the company Nielsen Music, only in the United States sales of his songs increased more than 2,600 % The week after his death. His legacy is another source of speculation for the British press assume that his sisters, Fawaz himself, and his godchildren (including Martin Kemp’s children, Spandau Ballet, and actor James Kennedy ) will be among the beneficiaries of his will.
The remains of the singer, who was working on a documentary about his life, are expected to rest with his mother at Highgate Cemetery, but due to the state of the investigation at the moment there is no confirmed date for burial or funeral. Among the events with which he plans to celebrate his vital and artistic legacy is also talk of a tribute concert with the performance of stars as his friend Elton John, or the release of a single for charitable purposes. But all this will still have to wait for the mystery of his death to be clarified.