Who is Andros Georgiou? George Michael's former friend who claimed his death was down to drug use | The SunMarch 6, 2023
GEORGE Michael's childhood friend Andros Georgiou linked his death to "hard drugs".
Georgiou grew up with the Wham! singer and the pair were so close that they referred to each other as "cousins".
Who is Andros Georgiou?
He is a childhood friend of George, and it has been reported they grew up together.
They both followed the same musical path and made a career through music.
The ex-music producer toured with George until they fell out in 1998.
He says he has a collection of unpublished songs written and sung by George.
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Appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire Show he described him as a "private person, an incredibly generous person, one of the nicest people you could ever meet".
He also told of how he and George would drive around the West End at Christmas with two Range Rovers full of food for homeless people.
Andros also said on one occasion, when George was unable to go to a charity auction run by the Elton John Aids Foundation he told him to "just buy everything" when people were not bidding.
How did he claim George died?
Andros claimed the reason the singer was found dead at home on Christmas Day was due to drug use.
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He told the BBC "hard drugs had been back in his life", adding crack cocaine was one of his favourites.
He believes George's death was an accident and not a suicide.
The suggestion was that George deliberately took his own life came from posts on his on-off lover’s Twitter account.
But Andros dismissed this and added he wanted to get to the truth of what had happened and what was in George's blood at the time of his death.
How did George Michael die?
Thames Valley Police said an ambulance attended the singer's home property in Goring, Oxfordshire, at 1.42pm on Christmas Day, adding that his death was being treated as "unexplained but not suspicious".
He was found dead in bed by his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.
Senior coroner Darren Salter said the pop legend suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver and died of natural causes.
The verdict was delayed until March 7 as the coroner awaited the results of toxicology tests – a wait which left funeral plans on hold.
An initial post-mortem, held in late December, had proved inconclusive.
What has Andros said about Fadi?
There is no love lost between the Careless Whisper singer's boyfriend and his close friend Andros.
On February 11, 2017, The Sun exclusively revealed that Fadi has been banned from attending George's funeral.
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Andros said: “Fadi has not been invited to the funeral. He is not welcome, the family hate him. Heaven help him if he turned up.
“Fadi was not really his boyfriend. No one has spoken to him and he just seems to be getting on with his life. It makes my stomach turn.”
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