Fadi Fawaz shares heartache of George Michael’s death one year on
Fadi Fawaz has spoken of his heartache a year on from boyfriend George Michael’s sudden death.
The fine art photographer, 44, found the singer dead in bed on Christmas Day 2016.
A year on, Fawaz took to Instagram to share an emotional post recalling the day, as he spoke of leaving London to escape memories of the star.
“I will always miss you till the day I meet you,” read the opening line.
“It is what it is” Fadi wrote in the caption alongside it.
The full poem read:
I will always miss you
Till the day I meet you
My story to tell you
In your sleep I found you
Into your dreams I follow you
From your sleep I wake you
This love will wake you
Hope will feed you
The world will show you
For a day to see you
From your sleep to keep you
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror Fawaz revealed he has left London for Christmas – haunted by the reminders of his time with Michael.
He was said to be “wounded” with grief and headed off to the countryside.
He said: “I will be spending Christmas in the countryside with some friends. I can’t stand all the Christmas trees or lights around London.
“It makes me so sad, I just want it over and done with.”
And of the prospect of finding love again, he added sadly: “There will never be anyone ever again, that is the truth.”
He also vowed to never speak of the day he found the star dead.
He went on: “I don’t think I want another wound in my body. I don’t see the point in telling the worst day of my life to the world. George was one of a kind, I have lost a unique man.”
Michael’s sisters Melanie and Yioda and their dad Jack said issued a statement calling on fans to celebrate his life a year on.
“This Christmas will be hard without him, but we know that we are not alone in our mourning the anniversary of his loss,” they said in a statement.
“Christmas is not always easy, life isn’t perfect and families are complicated.
“So if you can, in his memory this year, take a moment and a deep breath and say those ‘I love yous’ out loud.”
Since his sudden death, the outside of the mansion has become a shrine to the late singer.
But neighbours of have hit out at the shrine.
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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.”
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.”
A similar shrine was erected outside of Michael’s home in Oxfordshire at the time of his death.