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The late singer's funeral took place, among a small gathering of close family and friends, on Wednesday in London.
The family of the late pop icon George Michael has confirmed that they have already held the singer’s funeral, thanking fans for their well-wishes but refusing to release details of the ceremony.
A statement released on behalf of the family on Wednesday (March 29th) read: “We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved Son, Brother and Friend.”
George Michael's funeral has taken place, according to his family
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Melanie Panayiotou has reportedly moved into his plush Highgate mansion
George Michael has reportedly left his sister his £10million London mansion and it has been suggested the 55-year-old hairdresser has already moved into the plush property. However, speculation continues to mount over the timing and whereabouts of the Wham! star’s funeral.
George Michael has reportedly left his mansion to his sister, Melanie
George's older sister, Melanie Panayiotou is believed to be currently making preparations for the Careless Whisper hitmaker’s "heartfelt and intimate" funeral from the Highgate property which became a makeshift shrine for grieving fans in the weeks after his untimely death.
Continue reading: George Michael Has Reportedly Left His £10 Million Mansion To His Sister
Michael passed away at his home on Christmas Day 2016, and his funeral has been delayed for more than two months due to waiting for the coroner's report.
Over two months after his passing, it has been revealed that the late pop singer George Michael died of natural causes, relating to diseases of the heart and liver, according to the official coroner’s report that was released on Tuesday (March 7th).
Specifically, the solo singer and former Wham! star suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver, the senior coroner for Oxfordshire, Darren Salter, told the Press Association later in the day.
A statement from Salter read: “Inquires into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received.”
Continue reading: George Michael Died From Natural Causes, Coroner's Report Concludes
A call made to emergency services after the singer's body was found has apparently been made public
As a year for celebrity deaths goes, 2016 was a catastrophe with singer George Michael’s passing in December topping off 12 months of mourning for many music fans. Now the former Wham! frontman’s loved ones have been surrounded by more heartbreak after an alleged excerpt from the 999 call after his death was made public.
George Michael was found by his partner at home on Christmas Day
The apparent call leaked to the public was made by Michael’s partner, Fadi Fawaz who said he found the singer dead when he arrived at his home in Oxfordshire on Christmas Day to wake him before a Christmas lunch.
Sir Elton John has praised the late George Michael as a ''brilliant songwriter'' and a global phenomena.
The 69-year-old musician dedicated his selected playlist on his radio show 'Elton John's Rocket Hour Show' on Apple's Beats 1 network on Tuesday (07.02.17), which saw him praise the fellow musician - who passed away in December last year - as a ''good friend'' and vocalist.
Speaking on the programme about the 'Club Tropicana' hitmaker, he said: ''I wanted to do a little tribute to him on the show because not only was he a good friend, but he was probably one of the most brilliant songwriters this country's ever produced, and certainly one of the best vocalists ever. One of the best in the world.''
The singer passed away on Christmas Day 2016, at the age of 53.
George Michael’s family’s ordeal has been extended after it was reported that the star’s funeral has been delayed due to the coroner awaiting results from toxicology tests.
Oxfordshire senior coroner, Darren Salter, has reportedly yet to open an inquest into Michael’s death, with Thames Valley Police claiming they were still waiting for the results of tests done on his body organs to ascertain whether drug ingestion had been a factor, according to the Daily Mirror.
The singer’s body will only be released to his family after all tests have been completed and a possible inquest closed.
Continue reading: George Michael's Funeral Delayed By Wait For Toxicology Report
Geri welcomed her second child on Saturday, January 21.
On Saturday Geri shared a black and white photo of her baby son’s foot on Instagram and wrote: “Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful little brother for Bluebell and Olivia #amazing-day #grateful #monty.”
Continue reading: Geri Horner Names Son In Tribute To Friend George Michael
Michael was the first person to sing in a car with Corden back in 2011.
Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day, took part in a Comic Relief sketch with the comedian in 2011, which would go on to inspire Corden’s hugely successful Carpool Karaoke segment.
James Corden has paid tribute to George Michael
Fadi Fawaz blamed the series of tweets on a hacker, and deleted his account the same day.
The late George Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz has reacted with horror to a series of tweets posted to his Twitter account that claimed the singer had committed suicide, denying that he had written them and blaming them on a hacker.
Fawaz’s account has been closed down since the messages were posted on New Year’s Day, just a week after Michael’s death. The five messages appeared in the morning, alleging that the 53 year old singer had died by his own hand when he was discovered on December 25th, and had attempted to kill himself more than once in the past.
Continue reading: George Michael's Boyfriend Blames 'Suicide' Tweets On Hacker
The much loved singer died on Christmas Day aged 53.
A Post Mortem examination examination into the death of George Michael has come back inconclusive, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.
Further test by police will now be carried out “in due course”, but the results are unlikely to be known for several weeks. Michael’s death is still being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
A Post Mortem into the the death of George Michael has come back inconclusive
Continue reading: Post Mortem Into George Michael's Death 'Inconclusive'
The singer tragically died on Christmas Day aged 53
The tragic death of popstar George Michael has left a gaping hole in the music industry and the lives of his many fans. However, it seems new music hasn’t died with him and the former Wham! band member has reportedly left three albums of unreleased music in his vaults.
Singer George Michael tragically passed away on Christmas Day
It is widely known that George never completed a sequel to his 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 and he also worked on album Trojan Souls in the early 90s which was due to feature vocals from Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Sade, Seal, Bryan Ferry and Janet Jackson.
Continue reading: George Michael Reportedly Left Three Unreleased Albums In His Vaults
Tributes will be paid to the late George Michael at a special concert next year.
Dame Esther Rantzen has revealed plans to hold a concert in memory of the late George Michael.
The late musician tragically died at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day (25.12.16) and to commemorate the star the Childline founder is organising a show with an all-star line up as a tribute to George - who made a number of generous donations over the years - and to coincide with the organisation's 30th anniversary.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Esther said: ''I think it would be wonderful to celebrate him with a tribute concert next year. George helped us to reach out to hundreds of thousands of children through his generosity. I met him a couple of times, he approached us, rather than us going cap in hand to him, but it was an intensely personal gift.''
Michael kept his charity work quiet while alive, but now the extent of his kindness is being shared.
The passing of pop icon George Michael has prompted an outpouring of grief from fans and fellow artists. But along with paying tribute to Michael’s musical legacy, people are also sharing stories of the singer’s incredible generosity and the secret acts of kindness he performed during his lifetime.
George Michael has been praised for his generosity, most of which he kept secret
‘Pointless’ presenter Richard Osman began on Twitter by sharing a story about Michael anonymously donating £15,000 to a woman he saw on ‘Deal or No Deal’ who needed the money for IVF treatment.
The Wham! star passed away on Christmas Day.
George Michael saw his 'Last Christmas' this year as the news breaks that he has passed away at the age of just 53. As of yet, the circumstances surrounding his death have not been confirmed but it is thought that he suffered heart failure and that his death was a 'peaceful' one.
George Michael passed away over Christmas
The former Wham! star died on Christmas Day (December 25th 2016) at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. An ambulance was called at 1:42pm and the singer was pronounced dead at the scene. While his death is currently unexplained, it has not been thought to be suspicious.
Continue reading: 'Last Christmas' For Beloved Popstar George Michael Who Dies Aged 53
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George Michael appears to have a real problem with cars. Specifically driving them into shops and falling out of them.
We literally have no idea how George Michael isn't dead. The superstar singer fell from his car on the M1 motorway whilst travelling at 70mph. Remember when your Dad would do that cool thing when his door wasn't properly shut? He'd open it whilst the car was moving at a high speed and slam it shut. Only your Dad was wearing his seatbelt. And your Dad wasn't speeding along down the M1. And your Dad didn't fall out onto the motorway.
Reports suggest George tried the old slam-the-door-shut trick while travelling as a passenger but ended up in the middle of the carriageway. Stunned driver Katherine Fox, 23, skidded to a halt as the singer hit the ground dressed in an Adidas tracksuit and sunglasses. "There was a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth.He was breathing and conscious but in shock," she told The Sun. Katherine was driving behind a silver Range Rover when George suddenly tumbled from a passenger door onto the third lane of the carriageway. "I saw blood everywhere and a man on the ground," she added, "I thought someone had run across the road and been hit.I asked what had gone on and was told he tried to open the car door and shut it again because it wasn't shut properly and apparently fell out at 70mph."
The singer - who was close to death after contracting pneumonia last year - was in the car with two friends. He was airlifted to hospital on Thursday from the scene at the M1's junction 6A with the M25. Hours later, his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz told press outside the couple's North London home, "I've spoken to him and he's good." He was treated for cuts and bruises.
The former WHAM star is lucky to be alive
When George Michael’s car accident was reported, and subsequently passed off as "superficial cuts and bruises" by his publicist Connie Filipello, no one quite knew the seriousness of the incident, until now.
Katherine Fox, 23, an eyewitness, says that Michael fell from his Range Rover on the M1. “He was lucky he didn’t die,” she explained. "There was a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth,” added Fox. "He was breathing and conscious but in shock." Katherine was driving along the busy motorway when all of a sudden; George Michael fell from his car and onto the road. “I thought someone had run across the road and been hit. I asked what had gone on and was told he tried to open the car door and shut it again because it wasn’t shut properly and apparently fell out at 70mph. George was airlifted to hospital on Thursday from the scene. Hours later his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, speaking at their North London home, said: “I’ve spoken to him and he’s good."
George Michael rocks his classic look: glasses and tracksuit, leaving Cote Brasserie in North London
Continue reading: George Michael’s Car Accident Explained – Singer Fell From Speeding Car
The singer apparently came closer to death than was initially implied.
Remember last weeks story that George Michael had gotten involved in a car accident on the M1 but managed to survive without any major injuries? Well it turns out Michael wasn't just in a near miss, but he practically stared death in the face as he fell from the car at speeds of around 70 mph, straight into the path of a swarm of oncoming vehicles.
Apparently, the 49-year-old singer was sitting in the passenger side of the car and was attempting to close his door properly, only to end up tumbling out of the Range Rover and into the fast lane of the M1 near St Albans, Hertfordshire. According to The Sun, a female driver was in the adjoining lane when the singer fell out and very nearly ran over him, telling the paper on Monday (May 20) how he was “lucky he didn’t die” as a number if vehicles swerved around and narrowly missed him.
The woman in question, 23-year-old Mini driver Katherine Fox, told the paper of how she was forced to perform an emergency stop and then swerve into the road so that her car could shield the singer as he lay in the middle of the road in a blood-soaked daze. She went on to say: “There was a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth. He was breathing and conscious but in shock.
Continue reading: George Michael Fell Out Of Moving Vehicle Prior To Recent Crash
Air lifting the singer to hospital had his fans worried
George Michael has been released from hospital following a car crash. His long-term boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, allayed fears that for former Wham! Star was seriously injured, confirming that he’s “good”.
“Of course I was worried, but I spoke to him and he is good,” said the 39-year-old. “He suffered a few bruises but there is nothing to worry about.” At the time of the crash, ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “A man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to hospital for further care.” Michael flying to hospital sparked rumours that he was in a bad way, so the news that he has been released from hospital will be a relief to his fans. “I have no idea what happened,” added Fawaz. A spokesman for the police force said: “The exact circumstances of what happened are unclear at this time and until further investigations have been carried out, it would be inappropriate for us to comment.”
A spokeswoman for the singer, who has recently been suffering from various illnesses, which forced him out of some live dates, had said: “George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident, no third party was involved. He is being treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine. We have no further comment at this time."
George Michael has been involved in a car accident, again.
George Michael was airlifted to hospital today following a crash on the M1 motorway, with the singer's Range Rover veering into a roadside barrier Wednesday (May 15) evening. The former Wham! singer was rushed to hospital with head injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery, with a spokesperson for the singer saying he only sustained "superficial cuts" and was "fine."
Apparently, Michael was only a passenger in the car when it crashed close to junction 6A, near St Albans, Hertfordshire. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the driver, who's name has been witheld, is believed to have escaped uninjured. Michael's spokesperson, Connie Filippello, revealed on Thursday (May 16): "George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening. No third party was involved. We have no further comment at this time."
No arrests have been made in connection with the crash, however police were forced to close the northbound carriageway for an hour, whilst emergency services dealt with the aftermath and cleared debris. A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police said yesterday; "The exact circumstances of what happened are unclear at this time and until further investigations have been carried out it would be inappropriate for us to comment further."
Continue reading: George Michael Rushed To Hospital Following Motorway Crash
George Michael is working on a new album, according to his Twitter feed today (January 25, 2013). The pop star, who made it big in the ‘80s as part of Wham! and went on to have a successful solo career with songs such as ‘Careless Whisper’ and ‘Faith,’ has been talking about the possibility of a new album for some months, but has now confirmed that the recording process is underway, with a tweet that read “Hi everyone, hope you are all well, just to let you know I've been back in the studio a few weeks now, working on the new record....”
After suffering a serious bout of pneumonia, which left him fighting for his life, George Michael managed to stage a remarkable comeback, which culminated in him performing at last year’s London 2012 Olympics ceremony. However, the response to his performance there was probably not what George expected. Dressed in black leather and reflective shades, the 49 year old started off well, with a performance of his old classic, ‘Freedom 90,’ which fit in well with the nostalgic feel of the event, which also saw the likes of The Spice Girls and The Who perform. Everything went wrong for George Michael, though, when he used the opportunity to promote his new single, which was obviously not such a popular choice for the crowd, who were getting into the sing-along nature of the event.
Suddenly, a nation turned on George. No sooner were we praising his physical recovery than we were calling for him to be banished from the world of pop, for his commercial faux pas. So, George, you might be busy recording a new album, but some of us are still sulking over the Olympics, you know.
Mariah Carey ruddy loves reminding us that she sang one of the best known Christmas pop songs of all time. Just in case her original version of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' wasn’t played enough around this time of year as it was, she also decided to pop up wearing a really quite short Santa’s outfit alongside then 17 year-old Justin Bieber in re-do of the song last year.
So we were pretty firmly on Carey watch this year, just waiting to see when she’d pop up to offer yet another ‘fresh’ update on her ubiquitous track. And it happened with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in tow. In fairness, the chat show host sort of asked for it; he was going to perform a version of the song anyway with rappers The Roots in tow on toy instruments. Trust Carey to want to get in on the act though; sure enough, after the slow intro, there she was in a red dress, admittedly still hitting the notes and taking center stage as the rest of them played amiably behind her. Reports that she’d rushed off soon after the show because her senses had picked up a family in the Tulsa region about to get going on their own karaoke version of the song in their living room remain unsubstantiated.
Check out Carey join Fallon and The Roots below; then scroll down to see our own festive top 5.
George Michael has cancelled forthcoming tour dates in Australia, citing anxiety brought on by his battle with pneumonia last year as the reason why he has had to pull the shows. Michael will still be completing his forthcoming live commitments in the UK and Europe, but his tour down under that was supposed to start at the beginning of November is now no longer.
"I have ... announced the cancellation of the shows in Australia which breaks my heart," Michael said in a statement."Since last year's illness I have tried in vain to work my way through the trauma that the doctors who saved my life warned me I would experience." Continuing, he added "They recommended complete rest ... but I'm afraid I believed (wrongly) that making music and getting out there to perform for the audiences that bring me such joy would be therapy enough in itself."
Michael will seek treatment upon completion of his European shows, and said "I was wrong to think I could work my way through the major anxiety that has plagued me since I left Austria last December. All that's left for me to do is apologise to my wonderful Australian fan base and to promise faithfully that as soon as I completed these shows here in the UK, I will receive the treatment which is so long overdue."
In the aftermath of his life-threatening condition of pneumonia late last year, George Michael has been forced, by his mental ill-health, to cancel the final leg of his worldwide tour in Australia.
Although Michael, ex-front man of Wham!, will perform at all the dates set for the UK over the next two weeks, beginning with tonight's concert at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, South Yorkshire, he feels unable to continue to Australia for the six dates he was meant to perform there in November and December this year. All fans that have bought tickets will automatically have their ticket price reimbursed by October 12th.
Michael cites the cause of his cancellation to “major anxiety” after doctors spent three weeks trying to keep him alive in Austria having contracted pneumonia in late 2011. The remainder of his Symphonica tour was postponed until this year.
The George Michael tour of Australia has been cancelled, reports The Chicago Tribune, because of the "major anxiety" he is suffering following a turbulent year for his health.
He had been due to open in Australia in Perth on November 10 before performing in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hunter Valley on December 1, but the WHAM singer, who fell ill in Vienna last November, was treated under intensive care for a month for a life-threatening illness, and is still feeling the effects now. "Since last year's illness I have tried in vain to work my way through the trauma that the doctors who saved my life warned me I would experience," Michael said. "They recommended complete rest ... but I'm afraid I believed (wrongly) that making music and getting out there to perform for the audiences that bring me such joy would be therapy enough in itself." Ticket holders for his much-anticipated string of gigs down under will receive a full refund.
Continue reading: George Michael's "Major Anxiety" Causes Australian Tour To Be Cancelled
George Michael has pulled out of the Australian leg of his 'Symphonica' tour, detailing to his fans that the reason he has been forced to cancel the gigs is due to the 'major anxiety' he still feels regarding his recent bout with pneumonia.
George, who performed during the closing ceremony of the Olympics, issued a statement on his own website detailing that the shows he was scheduled to play throughout November and the start of December have had to be cancelled, something that "breaks [his] heart" to do. The announcement on his site also explains that anyone who has purchased tickets for the cancelled shows will receive a full refund.
George Michael is also set to perform nine different concerts in Britain over October, after completing a successful European leg of the tour over the summer. He explains in his fan address that once his leg of shows in the UK are over he will receive "long overdue" treatment for his symptoms.
Continue reading: George Michael Cancels Australian Leg Of World Tour
It's been a while to wait for George Michael,'s fans but they're finally getting to see the pop legend playing live again after a year that's seen the former Wham! man battle back to recover from pneumonia contracted shortly before he was due to play Vienna in 2011. It was that city where he re-started his Symphonica tour earlier in the month, and he finally made a return to Scotland over the weekend, playing the first of two nights at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow (September 23rd).
"I know you had to wait a year and I know it's been a tough year," said the 49 year-old to the crowd according to The Independent, thanking them for their patience whilst he got better from his illness. Michael hasn't forgotten the battle he had last year; at Vienna earlier in the month he put aside 1000 tickets to the medical staff of the hospital who saved him as a thank you, and whilst performing at the Olympic Closing Ceremony he elected to perform his last single 'White Lights' which references is struggle with the illness.
At Glasgow, as on the other dates, he elected to sing a mixture of his own and other people's hits, the results being decidedly mixed, according to The Independent - New Order's True Faith and Rihanna's Russian Roulette taking a particular butchering. Nevertheless, hits like Amazing and Freedom 90 ensured that the fans went home happy.
George Michael and Royal Albert Hall - George Michael's father, Jack Panos London, England - Celebrities arrive at The Royal Albert Hall to watch George Michael perform in concert Tuesday 25th October 2011
George Michael George Michael is shown in a new photograph taken by Caroline True to coincide with the release of his new single 'True Faith' for Comic Relief
George Michael, Possession and Wham - George Michael's partner, Kenny Goss, outside the star's home London, England - George Michael has regained his freedom after he was released from prison in Suffolk, England. The Wham! singer served 27 days of an eight-week sentence handed to him on 14 September (10) for possession of cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs. He was arrested in July (10) when he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car after crashing into a storefront in north London. The star admitted smoking dope before driving. Michael began his stint in London's tough Pentonville Prison before officials transferred him to Highpoint Prison, where he carried out the remainder of his sentence. Monday 11th October 2010
Geri Halliwell and George Michael Friday 17th October 2008 ditches Girl Power and opts for Pedal Power as she takes a bike ride in the sunshine. Former Spice Girl Geri took advantage of the weather and headed off to see her friend George Michael. She could be seen making a call on her mobile outside his house, and a few minutes later the door opened. Geri wheeled her bike inside and was greeted by George's assistant, who let her into the house. London, England
Date of birth
25th June, 1963
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