George Michael’s family and his boyfriend Fadi Fawaz have supposedly been embroiled in a fight since the singer’s passing on Christmas Day of last year. Now, Fawaz, might be kicked out of Michael’s home in tony Regent’s Park.
According to reports, the family of Michael, born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, are telling 43-year old Fawaz that he needs to vacate the property in order to put the mansion, worth $13 million, up for sale.
A source for a London newspaper, The Sun, wrote:
“Fadi will be so sad as he loves the Regent’s Park house and it holds so many fond memories spent there with George, although the news is devastating he won’t want to make any issue of it with George’s family if that’s what they decide to do.”
Michael, who left this world on Christmas Day of last year, owned other properties, including Georgian style home in the London suburb of Highgate, and the house where he died in Goring, Oxfordshire, that the family also intends to sell. The source told The Sun:
“They have decided to sell the Goring place as it holds too many sad memories. It is also obviously the place he was found dead so no one wants to take it on as a home.”
Fawaz attended Michael’s funeral, even after there were rumors that he was not invited, but he was not asked to the wake. Michael’s family is said to have hated Fawaz and never really considered him to be his partner.
Fawaz claims that he and Michael had a verbal agreement that he was welcome to continue living in the home after his death, but there is nothing in writing. But, legally, Fawaz still might have a claim to the mansion because he has been living there for a long time. The Panayiotou family might need to sue to evict him. That means the details of Michael’s will would be made public during proceedings.
It also seems that Michael gave Fawaz a $12,000 a month allowance.
Michael’s estate is thought to be worth more than $150 million plus his properties.
Since the Grammy Award winning musician’s death, many people have come forward about Michaels extraordinary generosity and anonymous philanthropy. He is said to have donated millions of dollars to individuals and organizations without ever revealing his identity, including giving the royalties from his 1996 number one single Jesus To A Child to Childline, a free 24-hour counselling service for young people, and the proceeds from his cover of Elton John’s Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me (1991) went HIV/AIDS charities.