George Michael’s untimely death in December has been shrouded in uncertainty from day one. And right at the heart of the mystery lies his boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz.
And now the Wham! star’s cousin is speaking out for the first time, detailing the growing rift between George’s family and the Aussie-born hairdresser.
Andros Georgiou posted a lengthy statement on Facebook last Sunday, disputing Fawaz’s claim that he and George were 'together 24 hours a day' and questioned his story about finding the Careless Whisper in his bed on Christmas Day.
‘I have been trying to hold back on this tweet I saw nearly 10 days ago but the more I am reading and the more I am finding out about Fadi I just can't keep my mouth shut any longer No 1 he was never with Yog (a family nickname for George) 24 hours a day they never lived together he lived in one of Yogs houses in Regents Park,’ he wrote.
‘And even if they were, WHY were they not together on Christmas Eve ? and WHY did he sleep in the car ? Too many questions have come up.’
Fadi had informed police that he fell asleep in his car that evening and hadn’t spent the whole weekend with the singer-songwriter at Oxfordshire cottage as initially claimed, despite insisting they were ‘very much together’.
Andros then went on to insinuate that Fadi’s motivation could be money.
‘Every day I get more angry at the lies I am reading. I pray that nobody doesn't earn a penny from Yogs death.
'Any money he is offered for his so called story should go straight to one of Yogs charities which now you all know how many he had helped.
'He never took any credit he was in every word the peoples hero apart from being the one of biggest talents this country has ever produced a true Gentleman that lost his way if only there were not so many YES people around him he would be alive today.'
At the time of the 53-year-old’s death, a rep revealed he had died of heart failure, however police said earlier this month that his autopsy results were ‘inconclusive,’ adding ‘further tests will now be carried out’ but ‘Mr. Michael’s death is still being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.’
Read Andros’ full statement below: