Now, nearly one year since he died and George Michael’s family are reportedly fighting to keep his £105 million will private and under wraps.
George’s close childhood friend Andros Georgiou told The Sun: “Wills are public once read but I think George’s family are trying to stop that.
“That’s what the delay is. They want it to be sealed, like the toxicology report was after his death.”
Andros also surprisingly revealed that he did not believe that George’s ex boyfriend Kenny Goss, or his partner at the time of his death, Fadi Fawaz, were named in the will.
George, who was 53 when he died on Christmas Day 2016, may not have left anything to Fadi, but the hairstylist is still living at George’s Regent’s Park home in London.
Andros said: “But Fadi may get the house in Regent’s Park just to keep him quiet.”
It has been revealed George Michael passed away on Christmas Day 2016 because of natural causes [Getty]
The tragic news of George’s passing left his fans heartbroken, and many have continued to pay tribute to the music legend – whose real name was Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou – as the anniversary of his death approaches.
Fans of the Wham! singer have gone in their droves to visit George’s home in Goring, Oxfordshire, leaving emotional poems, flowers, photos, flags, and many more treasured items to honour the pop star.
Candles have been lit and prayers have been written, as the late singer’s loyal fans pay their respects at the home he lived in before his death.
And the tributes are not going unnoticed with George’s relatives leaving a note on the front door revealing they are collecting the messages which have been left, for them to read.
The note, taped to the door, advises fans to post their tributes through the front door if they would like his family to read them.
The gate leading to the star’s home has since been covered in wooden hearts, photos of George, and a t-shirt with his face printed on and the words: “Sleep tight Yag”.
A banner across the middle of the door says: “Our Greek God Yag. Always in our hearts.”
George’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz will reportedly spend this Christmas alone in the singer’s house.