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Music Icon George Michael Finally At Peace After Private Ceremony

  • Posted by beth on March 30, 2017

The long awaited funeral of George Michael took place yesterday almost three months after he died.

The world was saddened to hear of the 53-year old’s sudden passing on Christmas Day last year.

But it’s been a painful wait for his close family and friends to say goodbye to the star.

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A spokesperson for the former Wham! singer released a statement saying,

Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend.

The statement continues,

George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. We ask that the family’s wish for privacy be respected so that they can continue to live their lives privately, away from any media intrusion. No further details will be released.

The coroner, Darren Salter, revealed earlier this month that the world renowned artist died from natural causes.

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The date of the ceremony remained a secret to ensure large crowds of fans didn’t attend the very private celebration of George Michael’s life.

The ‘Careless Whisper’ singer passed away at his home in Oxfordshire on December 25, 2016.

The cottage is currently a place of remembrance for his fans, who have left flowers and gifts for the late singer over previous months.

Michael’s ex-lover Kenny Goss and former Wham! band mate Andrew Ridgley were among those at the ceremony.

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Rumours are circulating that Fadi Fawaz – George’s most recent partner – was not told about the ceremony by Michael’s family, and only found out on the day from a reporter in London.

He was reportedly the last person to arrive at the funeral at Highgate Cemetery in North London.

It’s thought the hair stylist was snubbed by George’s family from the singer’s wake.

An insider revealed,

Fadi was allowed to attend the service, but the family didn’t want him at the wake afterwards. It wouldn’t have been appropriate for him to attend. Emotions are still running extremely high.