George Michael, is finally set to buried in London, almost three months after his death from “natural causes”.
Kate Moss was boarding a flight to New Dheli when she received a call telling her about Michael’s funeral. She didn’t get on the flight, despite the fact that her daughter and a friend had all their luggage in the plane, which was about to take off.
Airport security told London’s The Sun,
“Kate was upset and in something of a panic. She was polite at all times but explained there was no way she could fly out of the country because she’d miss the funeral. It was awkward as Kate was checked in and about to board. Her bags were in the hold of the jet, so it was quite an effort to retrieve them so close to take-off.”
The star’s burial plot in Highgate Cemetery is now under 24 hour security and has been tidied up ahead of the expected burial. Security in on 24-hour watch as George’s family fears,
“ghouls could ruin the funeral.”
The singers boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, might not be allowed to attend the funeral. Fawaz claims he knew nothing about it, after the family has excluded him from all discussions. He told The Sun,
“The funeral? I can’t give you an answer, everything is being kept quiet. I can’t tell you about the funeral – it should have happened a long time ago. This has gone on and on. I was in the middle of it all.
But I don’t know anything about the funeral, I really don’t know anything. Believe me. It’s all so strange.”
According to a coroner, the singer’s death was caused by dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver. Michael’s cousin, Andros Georgiou, has said that Fawaz is banned from attending the funeral. Georgiou 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.”
The Sun reported that George has left his $12 million London mansion to his older sister Melanie Panayiotou, 55, who has already moved into the Highgate home as she organizes the funeral.
Michael will be buried next to his mother, Lesley Panayiotou, who died of cancer in 1997. (via The Sun)