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George Michael’s neighbours want the shrine outside of his house destroyed

Jess Glass December 18, 2017

(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

The neighbours of the late singer George Michael have hit out at the fan-made shrine outside of his house and called for its removal.

The Wham singer lived in a mansion in Highgate, North London, prior to his death on Christmas day in 2016.

Since his sudden death, the outside of the mansion has become a shrine to the late singer.

The path outside of his house has been filled with thousands of gifts and tributes to George Michael from people from around the world.

(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

The shrine has attracted the attention of the Highgate Conservation Area advisory committee, a local group that aims to “preserve and enhance the character of the area.

Chair of the group Susan Rose told the Daily Star: “One wonders what George Michael would think of it all outside the beautiful home that he looked after so well, and right where he erected a wonderful Christmas tree every year.”

1984: British singer songwriter George Michael, lead singer of the pop group Wham!, with the group's guitarist Andrew Ridgeley at the film premiere of the hit 'Dune'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley (Getty)

She continued: “I think a statue would be great. A lot of people in Highgate would like a permanent memorial rather than mounds of dead flowers.”

Michael’s partner Fadi Fawaz recently made headlines after deleting his Twitter account amid rumours that Michael’s family would give Fawaz the London mansion to prevent Fawaz’s tell-all book.

(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

A similar shrine was erected outside of Michael’s home in Oxfordshire at the time of his death.

Early reports speculated that Michael’s death was substance-related, but the death was later confirmed to be by natural causes.

(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

To honour George Michael, a new campaign is underway to give the Wham! singer a Christmas Number One, with fans hoping that ‘Last Christmas’ could top the charts a year after his death.

The Twitter page of the campaign (Photo: @LastChristmasGM / Twitter)

Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley has recently thrown his support behind the campaign.

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