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Some people become famous for some time and vanish after some time. However, some people are known even after their death. George Michael is among those bright stars whose legacy will remain forever. George is a well-known English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist.
George Michael was born as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963, in East Finchley, Middlesex. George is among the three children born to Kyriacos Panayiotou and his wife, Lesley Angold. His father was a restaurateur who emigrated to England from Greece, and his mother was a English Dancer. He had two sisters, Melanie and Yioda. He graduated from Kingsbury High School.
Death of George Michael
George is no more with us. George passed away on December 25, 2016, at his home in Goring-on-Thames. He died at the age of fifty-three. His Australian partner, Fadi Fawaz, found him. Initially, the reason for death was not shared with the public.
Finally, in March 2017, a senior coroner in Oxfordshire attributed Michael's death to dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver. Due to various causes, His funeral ceremony was delayed and was performed on March 29, 2017, at Highgate Cemetery in north London, near his mother's grave.
Relationship Status At Time of Death
George Michael was in a formal relationship with Fadi Fawaz since 2012. Fadi is an Australian celebrity hairstylist and freelance photographer of Lebanese descent based in London. Michael's homosexuality became publicly known following his April 1998 arrest for public indecency.
Michael had a relationship with Chinese-American make-up artist Kathy Jeung in the late 1980s. In 1992, Michael was in a formal relationship for six months with Anselmo Feleppa, a Brazilian dress designer. he had met at the Rock in Rio concert in 1991. Feleppa died of AIDS in 1993.
Michael entered into a long-term relationship with Kenny Goss, a former flight attendant, cheerleading coach in 1996. In 2011, Michael announced that he and Goss had split two years earlier. He then remained in a relationship with Fadi Fawaz.
Net Worth And Earnings
George Michael had an estimated net worth of more than $200 Million at the time of his death in 2016. He rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! in the 1980s and later embarked on a solo career. Dua Lipa a rising star has a net worth of $16 Million.
At the time of his death, Michael owned a $12 million mansion called Highgate House in north London. He left home to his sister Melanie. According to The Sun, Fadi - who George was with for four years - and George's ex-boyfriend of 15 years Kenny Goss have been left out of the will.
George's sisters Melanie and Yioda will get an equal share of all of his significant assets, including his two London properties. At the time of his death, Michael had sold over 115 million records worldwide.
Michael also owned a 16th-century cottage in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Michael purchased and renovated the home in 2007, which retained the house's original low ceilings and wooden beams – all part of Michael's attempt to preserve the house's historic qualities.
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