Fadi Fawaz (left) said George Michael (right), 53, lay dead for a full 24 hours before he was found on Christmas Day, contrary to previous reports he had died of natural causes
George Michael’s former lover has claimed the singer committed suicide on Christmas Eve following four previous attempts to take his own life.
Fadi Fawaz said the Wham! pop star, 53, took his own in 2016 and lay dead for 24 hours before he was found.
Writing in a series of emails, Fawaz said: ‘It took five attempts… I’m sick and tired of people asking me what happened on Christmas Day.’
Fadi said that the death on Christmas Eve coincided with George’s beloved late mother’s birthday.
The emails, seen by The Sun, continued: ‘Let me tell you, George died on his mother’s birthday, so that might answer a few questions.
‘Not to mention it took five attempts to manage to end his life. I think it’s important for the story.’
His claims come following tweets in 2017 where he said the truth was not yet out, but his later said the tweets on the work of hackers.
George’s mother Lesley Harrison was born on December 24, 1938, and died after a cancer battle in 1997.
Hairdresser Fadi said he found George’s body at home in Goring, Oxon, at around lunchtime.
Hairdresser Fadi said he found George’s body at home in Goring, Oxon, at around lunchtime. The lovers had endured a rocky relationship and it emerged Fadi had slept in his car on Christmas Eve
The lovers had endured a rocky relationship and it emerged Fadi had slept in his car on Christmas Eve.
Despite this, a coroners report in March last year said the Faith hit-maker died of natural causes had dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
No time of death was ever set out by police or the coroner.
The results of a post mortem were never made public at the request of the family. Nor was there mention of the toxicology test results.
Fadi is currently bidding for a share of the star’s £105million estate and still lives in the plush £5million Regent’s Park home he shared with the singer.
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