George Michael’s house sells for £3.4m three years after he died thereAugust 13, 2019
George Michael’s house sells for £3.4million three years after the Wham! star was found dead there on Christmas Day by his partner
- A family which is new to the Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, area bought house
- John Reid, a lawyer acting for George’s estate confirmed the Mill Cottage sale
- The singer, 53, was found dead there in his bedroom on Christmas Day in 2016
- Bulk of his estate left to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, but nothing for his partner
George Michael’s (pictured) house has sold for £3.4million – three years after the Wham! star died there at Christmas
George Michael’s house has sold for £3.4million – three years after the Wham! star died there at Christmas.
A family which is new to the Goring-on-Thames area in Oxfordshire bought the 16th-century property last month, according to the Land Registry.
John Reid, a lawyer acting for George’s family and estate confirmed Mill Cottage had been sold.
He told the Mirror: ‘It was a place that he loved, not least for the privacy that it afforded him.
‘We would therefore kindly ask that the new owners have their privacy respected and are able to enjoy the property as he did’.
The 53-year-old singer was found dead in his bedroom on Christmas Day 2016 by partner Fadi Fawaz, who claimed it was suicide.
But a coroner ruled in March 2017 George died of natural causes – dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.
The bulk of his estate and £97.6million was left to his sisters Melanie and Yioda, with smaller chunks going to his father Kyriacos and his close friends and former staff.
Nothing was left for Fadi.
A change.org petition has been set up calling for the Oxfordshire house to be made into a museum, with it racking up 2,500 signatures.
Over the weekend, fans of the Careless Whisper singer were still visiting the house.
A family which is new to the Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, area bought the 16th-century property (pictured) last month, according to the Land Registry
But the path had been left clear of flowers after his family requested it be stopped.
George described the house to US TV icon Oprah Winfrey in 2004 as he took showed her around it.
He said: ‘This is a 16th-century house that I bought about three years ago and did up myself.’
He told her of the exposed beams: ‘Of course it’s really low ceiling because people were so short in those days.
‘This is about as English and historical as you can get. We kept all the original beams. This fire place… is the original fireplace.’
George’s estate also includes a house in Highgate – which is believed to be rented out – and in Regents Park, where Fadi had been living.
George’s sisters will split his two London homes in Regent’s Park (left) and Highgate (right)
Mr Fawaz (pictured with George in 2012, left and right ) has been spotted going to and from the London property, which is near to George’s other home in Highgate, north London
But it was claimed last month Fadi went ‘berserk’ in the late singer’s £5million London mansion.
Jobless Fadi, 45, was reportedly seen smoking on the balcony next to at least nine shattered windows and three broken fan lights.
The window panes in the door leading out of the mansion and on to a balcony have been smashed and left without being repaired
He had been squatting at the exclusive Regent’s Park property since George’s death.
George’s family were understood to have be stepping up legal proceedings to have the hairdresser, who was left nothing in the Careless Whisper singer’s £96.7million will, removed from the house.
When contacted, Mr Fawaz said he was ‘renovating’ the property when the damage was done.
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