George Michael set to be buried today as Kate Moss reveals news
George Michael is reported to be laid to rest today, almost three months after he died.
It’s now thought the funeral is today, after supermodel Kate Moss shared the news in dramatic scenes at Heathrow airport.
Moss had been boarding a flight to New Dheli when she received a call telling her Michael’s funeral date.
She then had to explain to staff that she couldn’t board the flight – despite herself, her daughter and a friend having all their luggage in the plane, which was about to take off.
Staff obliged and it’s reported the plane took off eight minutes late, though BA claim it took off on time.
An airport source told The Sun on Sunday: “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.”
The source said: “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 Wham! legend’s burial plot is now under 24 hour security.
The plot, in highgate cemetery, north London, has been cleared of flowers and tidied up ahead of the expected burial.
According to the Daily Star, the cemetery have “ramped up security” as George’s family “fear ghouls could ruin the funeral”.
But it’s still not known if the singer’s own boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, will be allowed to attend.
Fawaz claims he knows nothing about the funeral, after the family excluded him from all discussions.
The grieving partner 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.
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The Wham! star’s cousin, Andros Georgiou, has said that Fawaz is banned from attending the funeral because the Michael family “hate him”.
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.”
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.