Fadi Fawaz says he slept in his car the night George Michael died
George Michael’s partner has said he slept in his car the night the star died, after blaming hackers for tweets suggesting he had killed himself.
Fadi Fawaz told the Mirror that he didn’t see Michael on the night he died.
Wham! frontman George Michael passed away on Christmas Day at his Oxfordshire home, survived by his boyfriend Fawaz.
The 52-year-old singer’s death remains unexplained, and despite reports that he passed away due to heart failure, a post-mortem examination this week was inconclusive.
Fawaz told the Mirror: “I never saw him. I fell asleep in my car and I never saw him that night.
“The police know everything – that’s the most important thing.”
Since his death, dozens of people have opened up about the singer’s extraordinary generosity and anonymous philanthropy, donating millions to good causes without revealing his identity.
Funeral plans for the star are expected to be announced soon.
Cindi Berger, Michael’s publicist, said previously: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period.
“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”
Last week he blamed hackers for a series of tweets on his account that said the late singer had killed himself.
Fadi Fawaz’s twitter account was shut down after a number of tweets were posted that claimed George Michael had attempted to kill himself numerous times, and that the reason for his death was that he had killed himself.
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They read: “Not sure who that nasty close friend of George (sic) but I was in a relationship with George Michael till I found him dead in bed
“The only thing George wanted is to DIE. He tried numbers of times to kill himself many times and finally he managed.
“We loved each other very much and were together almost 24 hours a day.”
Talking to the Mirror, Fawaz has said he was “shocked” by the tweets, that he believes came from hackers.
“I am shocked with what’s going on with the Twitter thing. My Twitter account has been hacked and closed.
“It’s a bit scary to be honest. I did not send those tweets. I woke up at 11.30am to the news. I am not going to worry about these things,” he added.
The tweets were posted to the same account Fawaz used to reveal he had found the ex-Wham singer dead in their bed.
On Boxing Day, a tweet on the account read: “Its a Xmas I will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning..I will never stop missing you.”